SBU Says Driver of Buk Missile System That Took Down MH17 in Ukrainian Custody
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which operated as MH17 Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flight, was shot down in the skies over the Donbas region on July 17, 2014. There were 298 people aboard, all of whom died
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The Security Service of Ukraine identified and detained the driver of a vehicle which carried the Buk surface-to-air missile system, from which Boeing Flight MH17 was shot down in 2014.
“Thanks to this video and this phone, we established the person who owns the trailer, identified the person from among militants who took it from an automobile enterprise in Donetsk. And three years later we managed to detain this man as he crossed the border into the territory under our control from the Russian Federation. Now he is serving a sentence here, in Ukraine,” the Deputy Chief of the Main Investigation Department of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vitaly Mayakov, said at a briefing, Novosti Donbasa reported.
He played a video of the Joint Investigation Group (JIT), part of which is the video captured on a phone with the movement of the Buk on a trailer truck.
On June 19, the International Investigation Team named the four suspects in the MH17 crash: Russians Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. All of them are on the international wanted list.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which operated as MH17 Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flight, was shot down in the skies over the Donbas region on July 17, 2014. There were 298 people aboard, all of whom died.
In May, the authorities of Australia and the Netherlands officially accused Russia of involvement in the crash.
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