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Why is it required to add the Russian made part?
So if I take a tea cup made in England and hit you with it. I'm sure the English won't be blamed.
Moreover it won't be stated that English made cup done the damage.
This missile was used by many groups. More importantly as stated by the Russian defence minister this missile has not been used by Russia for many many years.
However Ukraine use these weapons which is fact.
Khodakovsky said it was widely known that rebels had obtained BUKs from Ukrainian forces in the past, including three captured at a checkpoint in April and another captured near the airport in Donetsk. He said none of the BUKs captured from Ukrainian forces were operational.
While he said he could not be certain where the BUK system operating on rebel territory at the time of the air crash had come from, he said it may have come from Russia.
Therefore why try to blame the rebels who may have used these weapons with not evidence. And not blame the Ukraine forces who 100% use these missiles.
The prosecutor's office is already running an investigation, but needed the report for it.
As the investigators made clear when they opened up to a press visit, there is now, or eventually will be, enough evidence to assign guilt.
Russian news agencies later said people close to Khodakovsky denied he made the admissions. Khodakovsky himself told Life News, a Russian news agency with links to Moscow's security services, that he was misquoted and had merely discussed "possible versions" with Reuters. Khodakovsky said the rebels "do not have and have never had" a Buk.
Prosecutors from the countries affected most - Netherlands, Malaysia, Belgium, Australia and Ukraine - are investigating the crash, but it is not clear where, when or how any suspects would be tried if they are identified. Russia vetoed a Dutch-led proposal to establish a U.N. tribunal last month.
Ukraine's Security Council said the military jets were hit at the altitude of 5,200 meters by missiles that, according to preliminary information, were launched from Russia.
"They were shot down very professionally. The terrorists do not have such professionals," said Andriy Lysenko, the council's spokesman, referring to pro-Russian rebels fighting the government forces in eastern Ukraine.
The rebels said they shot down the plane themselves.
The US satellite evidence is relevant to the who, not the how.
Bellingcat is not the source.
Nope, a team of investigators was in Ukraine, spoke with locals and received original pictures including their stories. Also some people have send their video or pictures to the team after it was asked through a video message that was spread.