An international Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigating the downing of MH17 has today reported that the missile launcher involved was transported across the border from Russia.

The Dutch-led investigation team has pinpointed the field from which the missile was shot and has confirmed that it was launched from a Buk 9M38 missile system developed by the former Soviet Union. The investigation found that the missile launcher came over the border from Russia to Ukraine, and returned to Russia with one less missile on board.

Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 over Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board.

For a comprehensive timeline of events provided by the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service, see here.




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