Anti-aircraft missile systems, including Buk missile system, never crossed the border of Russia and Ukraine, said the official representative of the Ministry of defense Igor Konashenkov. He was commenting on a statement released on Wednesday the report of the international investigation team. The investigators stated that “Buk”, which was shot down Malaysian Boeing in the Donbass, was taken to Donbass from Russia, and after the crash transported back to Russian territory.
“No Russian anti-aircraft missile systems, including Buk, the Russian-Ukrainian border is never crossed. We responsibly announced immediately after the disaster on 17 July 2014,” — said Konashenkov (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
According to the representative of the defense Ministry, lately military Department “closely acquainted” with the statements of the representatives of the international investigation team. “Let me remind you that all of the data were presented today at the briefing the investigation team, two main sources: Internet and security services of Ukraine. Therefore, the objectivity of this information, and, therefore, made on the basis of their conclusions, I can not doubt”, — said Konashenkov.
The investigators of the international investigation team (JIT) on Wednesday presented the second report on the causes of the crash Boeing in the Donbass, on 17 July 2014. The main conclusion is that anti-missile system, which shot down the plane was delivered from Russia, and after the launch returned to Russian territory through settlements Snow, Debaltsevo and Lugansk. At the presentation were shown audio – and photo materials, which would confirm this version. The JIT investigators believe that the launch of a rocket from the “Buka” was implemented in the village of Pervomayskaya, which was controlled by the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk national Republic.
Earlier findings of the international investigation has denied Russian concern “Almaz-Antey”, whose experts conducted their own investigation and is considered a priority version of the launch of a rocket by the Ukrainian security forces. As stated by representatives of the group, they carried out three experiments refute the findings of the JIT on the site of the launch of may day. According to the “Almaz-Antey”, the rocket of “Buka” launched from the area of settlement zaramensky (23 km from Pervomayskiy), controlled by Ukrainian army.
Adviser to the chief designer of the concern “Almaz-Antey” Mikhail Malyshev said that the JIT report, practically raised technical issues and that Dutch experts made a mistake in evaluating the combat part of the projectile, and the representative of Lianozovsky Electromechanical plant Viktor Meshcheryakov said that the Russian radar installation has not fixed runs from the militia at the time of the collapse of Boeing. This information of the defense Ministry reported two days ago, anticipating the report of the international panel of investigators, and on Wednesday the press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov called it irrefutable proof of the involvement of militias to the death of flight MH17.
Earlier, the Ministry of defense of the findings of the international investigation commented on the Russian foreign Ministry, calling out the biased and politically motivated.