03:21 GMT11 May 2021
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    Dutch daily De Volkskrant ublished under the opinion section of the newspaper the letter from Russia's civil aviation regulator Rosaviatsia to the Dutch Safety Board (DSB), pointing at some unsubstantiated and inaccurate data in the Dutch investigative report on the crash of the MH17 airliner.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Dutch daily De Volkskrant published Tuesday the letter from Russia's civil aviation regulator Rosaviatsia to the Dutch Safety Board (DSB), pointing at some unsubstantiated and inaccurate data in the Dutch investigative report on the crash of the MH17 airliner in eastern Ukraine.

    The article was published under the opinion section of the newspaper.

    Last week, Rosaviatsia deputy head Oleg Storchevoy sent a letter to DSB head Tjibbe Joustra, detailing discrepancies in the DSB report released in October, as well as its failure to hold Ukraine accountable for not closing its airspace.

    Flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, when it was downed. The crash claimed the lives of all 298 people on board. The DSB initiated the international investigation into the incident since most of the victims were Dutch citizens.

    Dutch investigators published a report last October that said the airliner appeared to have been downed using a Russia-produced Buk surface-to-air missile system. It was unable to identify the exact location from where the missile was fired.

    Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey, which has conducted a separate probe into the crash, said the missile had exploded near the left side of the aircraft and considered this fact to be proof that the missile could only have been a 9M38 missile from a Buk system launched from the region of Zaroshchenske, controlled by Kiev forces at the time of the incident.


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