My connection with my Dutch Muse is a prophetic one. How I employ a muse to see into the future needs to be studied.
Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said that detailed analysis of video images showed the missile was from the Russian military’s 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the Russian city of Kursk.
The top Dutch investigator said the international Joint Investigation Team “has come to the conclusion that the BUK-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from 53rd Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade based in Kursk in Russia”.
“The 53rd Brigade forms part of the Russian armed forces,” he said.
Mr Paulissen, who was speaking at a presentation of interim results of the long-running investigation into the downing of flight MH17, said an “extensive comparative investigation” of images had revealed the missile’s “fingerprint” and determined the result. The finding backs and confirms the theory of Bellingcat that Russian military missiles were involved.
Australia and other countries are now considering the next steps towards prosecution.
Earlier findings said the missile launch site was an agricultural field controlled by pro-Russian fighters.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine were now “considering options”.
The countries were united to pursue justice for those who lost their lives as well as their loved ones, she said.
“That a sophisticated weapon belonging to the Russian Army was dispatched and used to shoot down a civilian aircraft should be of grave international concern,” Ms Bishop said.
Utrecht: A Russian missile shot down Malaysian airlines jet MH17, killing 38 Australians among 298 people aboard, and it belonged to the 53rd anti-aircraft brigade from Kursk, an international investigations team has concluded.
In a landmark press conference on Thursday in the Netherlands, international representatives, including Australian Federal Police, announced they had found “convincing evidence” that flight
MH17 was shot down by a Buk-TELAR missile from Russia.