Concern “Almaz-Antey”: findings of the international investigators on the crash Boeing in the Donbass do not have sufficient justification
Experts of the concern “Almaz-Antey” on the basis of experiments concluded that the Boeing 777 “Malaysian airlines” (flight MH17) was shot down in the Donbass, on 17 July 2014 by a missile launched from the village zaroshchens’ke, which at the time was controlled by Ukrainian army. Earlier, the international investigation team to investigate the crash said on the implausibility of this version, stressing that zaroshchens’ke was under the control of the separatists.
“To date, conducted three experiments which confirm the version that Malaysian Boeing was shot down by a missile from the direction of settlement zaramensky,” announced on Wednesday, the adviser of the General designer of the concern Mikhail Malyshev (quoted by RIA “Novosti”).
In addition, the official representative of “Almaz-Antey” has said that the conclusions of the international investigation team may not have sufficient technical justification for the assertion that Russia in any way may be involved in the death of Malaysian Boeing.
– The Russian foreign Ministry called the report biased on the involvement of Russia in the crash Boeing in the Donbass
– Russian defense Ministry: no Russian air defense missile systems, including Buk, the border with Ukraine have never crossed
However, he did not rule out the version that the Boeing was shot down by mistake. “The probability of operator error SAM “Buk”, of course, cannot be ruled out. Reasons for this can be a lot different. Or poor training of the crew, or incorrect source data, perhaps even some tragic mistakes. For example, is loaded instead of training the current missile combat. While unlikely, this also can not be excluded”, – said Malyshev.
We will remind that earlier the Kyiv research Institute of forensic examinations have put forward the version about rocket launch from the village of Pervomayskoe, but it was not confirmed as a result of experiments conducted by the concern “Almaz-Antey” in Russia, which showed that the Boeing was shot down from under the settlement zaramensky, located about 20 km West of the Snowy and controlled the day of the crash the Ukrainian military.
International investigators have announced that checked the version of the running of the village zaroshchens’ke, but found no such start-up. In addition, according to the investigator’s group, zaroshchens’ke, too, were controlled by Pro-Russian separatists. This is evidenced in intercepted telephone conversations separatists named Alex: “zaroshchens’ke – it was our territory. If “dill” came in there firmly would never come up. Zaroshchens’ke is here, near us. From where I sit, three kilometers from the center.
“Investigators have ruled out two scenarios: a technical failure and terrorist attack on Board the ship,” – said at a press conference of the Dutch attorney General and coordinator of the investigation Fred Westerbeke. He stressed that at the time of the crash MN17 was not close to other aircraft.
Westerbeke said that the accusations of Russia not yet been made. “We are not making statements about the involvement of Russia,” said Westerbeke. The work of the international investigation team is extended until the beginning of 2018.