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MH17: Possible Russian missile parts found at crash site

On Tuesday investigators said that they have found fragments of a suspected Russian missile at the crash site for the MH17 plane. 

The parts are thought to possibly come from a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air-missile system, which is the system already thought to be responsible for the plane coming down last year mid flight.

However, prosecutors have stressed that this is only speculation and that no conclusions can be drawn as yet “that there is a causal connection between the discovered parts and the crash of flight MH17”.

There has been speculation that the plane was shot down by Russian forces who believed that the aircraft was a military plane. Russia has denied any involvement with the tragedy.

This is the first piece of physical evidence for the cause of the crash. A few weeks ago, Russia blocked a UN proposal, introduced by Malaysia, to establish an international criminal tribunal into the disaster. It was claimed that the move was to blame the Kremlin or the Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists.

 

 

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