: Flight MH17 was downed by Buk from Russian 53rd division - Bellingcat

14:37 May. 3, 2016

Flight MH17 was downed by Buk from Russian 53rd division - Bellingcat

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (Getty Images)

Experts found new evidences of Russia's involvement in airliner shootdown

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a Buk anti-air system that belonged to the 53rd division of the Russian armed forces. Experts managed to establish the number of the vehicle which confirmed its origin.

This was reported by Aric Toler, an expert at the investigative journalism organisation, Bellingcat.

"The exact number of Buk was previously unknown. The middle digit was painted over. We managed to establish the number. It was 332", said Tolec in an interview with a Ukrainian media outlet Espreso.tv.

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The expert added, the full report of the analysis will be made public on May 3.

"We reviewed the materials going back over 5 years to determine various characteristics unique to this Buk. The report will be published at 10pm British Standard Time (BST), and midnight in Kyiv and will be available in both Russian and German at the same time as English", according to the official Facebook page of the organisation.

The Malaysian plane MH17 heading from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur was downed over Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. The analysis of the damaged pieces of salvaged plane wreckage showed the board had been shot by a Russian-made surface-to-air BUK missile. This was later confirmed in the final report of Dutch Safety Board.

Read also: Australian father of MH17 victim writes open letter to Putin (text)

British broadcaster BBC is going to present a documentary about the catastrophe on May 3. The movie is seeking to reveal who precisely launched a missile killing nearly 300 people on board.

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