The air defense officer of the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU), major Yuri Baturin crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border and asked for protection in Russia in connection with the available information about the involvement of Kiev for the crash of the Boeing MH17 over Donbass. On Friday, October 6, informs television channel “Star”.
According to media reports, Baturin, head of the command post of air defense, 17 July 2014, was on service in military unit near Odessa. According to him, with the help of technical means of control of the air defense system he watched the flight of the ship and it crash. The officer claims that, according to the radar, the aircraft was struck by a missile from the territory under the control of the APU.
Also Baturin said that in the part after the crash came a convoy of vehicles maintenance of the Ukrainian anti-aircraft “Buk”. Soldiers of the column announced that, at the time of the crash calculation of the “Beech” was in point, which was named in the subsequent investigation of the concern “Almaz-Antey” as the rocket launch site.
According to the international investigation team, establishing the circumstances of the death of the Malaysian airliner, the aircraft was destroyed in the shelling of the complex “Buk”, which was first brought to Ukraine from Russia, and then taken back; the guilt in the incident of the militia and Russia, and insists the official Kiev.
In Moscow, in turn, said that anti-aircraft missile systems Armed forces of the Russian Federation, including “Beech”, never crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border. Russian experts criticized the conclusions of the international group based its work on data from social networks.
On the other hand, according to experts, the EBA concern “Almaz-Antey” and the data of objective control presented by the Russian military, the plane was shot down by a missile complex “Buk”, which was launched from near zaroshchens’ke, who was at that time under the control of Ukrainian forces.
Liner “Boeing-777” Malaysia Airlines, EN route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight MH17 crashed on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk region. All 298 people on Board were killed.