A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed over a part of Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatists in July 2014. From the moment the crash occurred, rumblings began that the civilian plane was shot out of the sky by Russian forces, or at the very least, rebels armed by Russia.
Now, according to new evidence released by the Netherlands’ national prosecutor’s office, some of the fragments found at the crash site are now believed to be from a BUK surface-to-air missile system.
298 people died in the crash, most of them Dutch citizens. The Dutch Safety Board was conducting a civilian investigation of the wreckage, one which had numerous interferences by what appeared to be Russian forces.
We will update you as more info comes about
From NBC News:
AMSTERDAM — Some of the debris recovered from the site where Flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine may belong to a Russian-made missile system, Dutch officials said Tuesday.
According to the Netherlands’ national prosecutor’s office, the fragments were in the possession of the Dutch Safety Board, which is conducting the civilian investigation into the crash. They were possibly from a BUK surface-to-air missile system.