The investigating team of MH17 airliner crash has found a component belonging to the Russian-made Buk missile at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) published an image which shows a "Venturi", which emits propellant gases, like a car exhaust.
The JIT interim report explains the progress of the criminal inquiry. The experts are studying a mass of tiny fragments retrieved from the crash site.
The West and Ukraine say Russian-backed rebels fired the Buk missile which killed 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014.
However, Russia had argued that Ukrainian forces downed MH17. The Boeing 777, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in rebel-held territory.
But the JIT interim report says more technical and operational details about the missile are needed.
Last year, a Dutch Safety Board report concluded that MH17 was downed by a Russian-made Buk, but did not say who fired it. Board president Djibbe Joustra said at the time that the rebels were in charge of the area from which it was fired.
A Cyber-spy group is reported to have attempted to hack the Dutch Safety Board officials computers tasked with the MH17 air crash investigation. Pawn Storm, a Russian spy group believed to have close connections with the Russian government reportedly targeted the Dutch agency before and after the safety board published their detailed report on the MH17 incident on October 13, 2015, Trend Micro reported on its website October 22
Russia has denied using Buk missile in the Malaysian MH17 flight crash that happened last summer and says that it was done by the missile in possession of Ukrainian troops within three-four kilometres area. The official report however have concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine
US relied on social media for ‘forensic evidence against Russian backed rebels for the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf disclosed that “evidence” was a You Tube video showing a conversation between a separatist leader and a Russian military commander where the former accepts responsibility for shooting down the airliner
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