The Russian Defense Minister unveiled the “smoking gun” able to solve the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17, shot down on July 17, 2014 over the Donetsk Oblast, a province in eastern Ukraine.
The “breakthrough” seems to have come from a JIT briefing in 2018, which produced fragments of the engine and nozzle of the 9M38 missile, launched by a Buk missile system, which downed MH-17.
According to Parshin: “Once we had the nozzle and engine numbers, we were able to find out the missile’s number.”
So now we know, via declassified files, that the engine of the missile 9D131 allegedly had the serial number 8869032. And a “passport” for the nozzle cluster 9D13105000 carried the number 8-30-113. The actual missile number was 886847349, they said.
The Defense Ministry established that numbers for the components of the 9M38 missile and the number of units noted in the technical documentation stored at the Dolgoprudny Research and Production Enterprise, outside Moscow, are the same.
So, they were able to establish that the missile was made in Dolgoprudny in 1986 and that it was delivered by rail on December 29, 1986 to military unit 20152 deployed to Ukraine – and never returned to Russia.
All documents for the Buk missile system are still stored in Dolgoprudny, and the JIT will be able to examine them. Moscow has sent the information to the investigators in the Netherlands.
Also Russia revealed an audio recording of telephone conversations of Ukrainian servicemen made in 2016. An analysis of its content confirms earlier made conclusions about the direct involvement of the Ukrainian side in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing.”
The voice on the intercepted audio allegedly comes from Ukrainian Armed Forces Col. Ruslan Grinchak, in Odessa, during an exercise called Rubezh-2016. Grinchak was part of a brigade responsible for radar control. His unit actually tracked the MH17 flight in 2014.
Asia Times / ABC Flash Point News 2020.