Ukraine sold last Buk rocket to Georgia long before MH17 crash - Poroshenko's advisor

A Buk rocket from Ukrainian military warehouses could not have been used to strike a Malaysia Airlines' Boeing passenger jet on the MH17 flight, which was shot down over Ukraine, says Ihor Smeshko, an advisor to the Ukrainian president.

A Buk rocket from Ukrainian military warehouses could not have been used to strike a Malaysia Airlines' Boeing passenger jet on the MH17 flight, which was shot down over Ukraine, says Ihor Smeshko, an advisor to the Ukrainian president.

"As far as I know, Ukraine sold its last Buk to Georgia," he told a security conference in Brussels on June 4.

The theory that a Buk rocket was taken from one the Ukrainian military warehouses seized by rebels is nonsense, he said.

For his part, Johannes van Baalen, a member of the European Parliament (the group of Liberal parties, the Netherlands) said the results of the Dutch inquiry will most likely be published at the end of the summer.

He said the Dutch authorities decided to postpone the publication because they wanted to ensure maximum proof for the collected evidence.

The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines was shot down in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, while en route from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). All 298 people on board were killed.

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