More proof that a Russian BUK missile shot down passenger plane MH17
Dutch broadcaster RTLNieuws said it had had the shrapnel tested by international forensic experts, including defense analysts IHS Jane's in London, who said it matched the explosive charge of a BUK, a Russian-made anti-aircraft missile system.
The damage from a BUK rocket is similar to the damage to the MH17 plane:
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The Dutch Safety Board, which is investigating the cause of the crash, said in a reaction that its investigation was in "full progress and focuses on many more sources than only the shrapnel."In preliminary conclusions published last year, the board said the plane had been hit by high velocity projectiles but did not specify the source.Advertisement Reuters/ Maxim Zmeyev
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"Additional investigation material is welcome, but it is imperative that it can be indisputably shown that there is a relationship between the material and the downed aircraft," it said in a statement on Thursday.
(Reporting By Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Gareth Jones)