No need to search for other Buks if we know which Buk fired from where, - MH17 prosecutor Westerbeke


Prosecutor General of the Netherlands Fred Westerbeke, who heads the international investigation team JIT in MH17 case, has stated that the investigation has no doubts that the Buk that downed the Boeing belonged to the Russian Federation.

Westerbeke told Novaya Gazeta in an interview, Censor.NET reports.

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There is no need to search for other Buk that might have hit the plane, as the investigation already knows which Buk was shooting and from where, Westerbeke said. These questions were answered back in 2015 in a Dutch Safety Board report, which was aided by experts from a dozen countries, including Russia.

JIT, for its part, has found that the Buk came from Russia, Westerbeke said, adding the team has no doubts its conclusions are correct and unbiased.

There are people who saw what happened with their own eyes, the Dutch prosecutor said. Real people saw the Buk, there's a video showing it moving to Snizhne. Westerbeke said the team has more than enough evidence of what happened.

Those involved in propaganda should know that the presentation drafted by JIT is based on original data received by the team not from the Internet but from witnesses' phones and cameras. These data was checked by the team.

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Censor.NET has been reporting about the investigation of the crash investigation progress and published exclusive photos of the hangar and the submunitions of Russian missile Buk-M1-2, featured in the criminal investigation. Prosecutor's Offices of the Netherlands and Australia have prepared convincing evidence. It was established that submunitions that hit the Boeing exactly match those from the warhead of the latest Russian anti-aircraft missile Buk-M1-2. The system was developed in 1997, put into service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 1998, and was never delivered to Ukraine. In addition, independent experts from Germany, England and Poland studied the fragments of the debris and concluded they were part of a Russian Buk missile. Modern chemical analysis has identified the composition of the metal and found parts of the glass and skin of the same downed Boeing that had been cut by these elements prior to hitting the people.

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In November 2015, President Poroshenko visited the Netherlands and said that Ukraine was employing its membership in the U.N. Security Council for investigation of the MH17 tragedy.

In May 2016, Australian law firm LHD filed a lawsuit against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin to the European Court for Human Rights on behalf of relatives of those killed in the Malaysian Boeing MH17. The lawsuit names Putin as accused defendant and demands $10 million for each killed passenger.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n459433