Russian missile manufacturer says Flight MH17 was shot down from district controlled by Ukrainian army

Ria Novosti/Valery Melnikov
The results of two full-scale experiments that simulated the July 17, 2014 shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine fully refuted the Dutch commission's conclusions regarding the type of the missile and the place of its launch, the general director of Russia's missile systems manufacturer Almaz-Antey, Yan Novikov, has said.

Source: Valery Melnikov / RIA Novosti

The results of two full-scale experiments that simulated the July 17, 2014 shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine fully refuted the Dutch commission's conclusions regarding the type of the missile and the place of its launch, the general director of Russia's missile systems manufacturer Almaz-Antey, Yan Novikov, has said.

"Today we can say straightforward, and we will show this during the presentation, that if the Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 was shot down by a Buk surface-to-air missile system, it was hit by a 9M38 missile fired from the direction of the locality of Zaroshchinske," he told a press conference on Oct. 13.

"The main conclusions (that we made) following our full-scale experiment are the following: the type of the missile used - if it was Buk - is 9M38, which is undoubtedly evidenced by absence of typical I-shaped wrecks on the Boeing's body and presence of a large number of such wrecks in our full-scale experiment," Malyshevsky told.

The Buk 9M38 missile is an outdated type of missiles that the Russian armed forces do not use, he said.

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