September 20, 2018  |  Updated October 25, 2018

Investigators Were Not Silent, Following a New Russian Claim on MH17

By Polygraph
NETHERLANDS – A part of the BUK-TELAR rocket that was fired on the MH17 flight is displayed on a table during the press conference of the Joint Investigation Team, in Bunnik on May 24, 2018

Russia’s Defense Ministry held a press conference September 17 claiming the Buk missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17, 2014, killing 298 people, was made in Russia in 1986 and later transferred to a military unit in western Ukraine. The ministry said that missile never left Ukrainian soil, contradicting the international Joint Investigative Team’s (JIT) findings in May which placed the blame on Russia for the downing of the civilian airliner.​

Nicolas Dhuicq, a spokesman for the Debout La France (the France Arise) party, told the Russia state media outlet Sputnik that Western “silence” following the defense ministry’s latest release “proves the integrity of the data.”

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