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Report on launch site of missile that hit MH17 to be presented on Sept 28

Report on launch site of missile that hit MH17 to be presented on Sept 28The international commission on the inquiry into downing of the Malaysian Boeing 777 in July 2014 will present a report on September 28 which will specify the type and the launch site of the missile that hit the plane, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko has said.

The report will be presented to the relatives of the crash victims on September 28, after which it will be published, he said in a comment to Interfax-Ukraine.

According to Zubko, this won't be the final report on the criminal investigation into the tragedy.

As reported, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, killing all 298 people on board. Most of the victims were Dutch and Malaysian nationals. The casualties also included citizens of Australia, Indonesia, Germany, Belgium, the Philippines, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand.

The air crash is being investigated by a group of specialists from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine. The Dutch prosecution service is leading the group, whose main task is to identify those responsible for the crash. This fall, the joint inquiry group is due to submit its preliminary results, in particular, specifying the weapon which downed the plane and the exact location from where the rocket was launched.

In August there appeared reports that the Dutch prosecutor's office will announce the first results of the inquiry into the MH17 crash on September 28.

The Dutch Safety Board commission investigating the plane crash posted a report on October 13, 2015. The report said the plane was downed with a surface-to-air missile fired from a Buk anti-aircraft missile system.

In February 2016, British investigative journalists group Bellingcat presented information regarding the Russian brigade that the group believes provided, and possibly operated, the Buk-M1 missile launcher that downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. These are 20 soldiers from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade based in Kursk.
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