MH17 was downed by a BUK launched by Russians operating near Shnizne
They don't say this lightly. They worked on this for a long time. They went over a lot of evidence, interviewed a lot of local people and present their findings including a lot of detail. Correct!v, Algemeen Dagblad and Der Spiegel are convinced:
"MH17 was downed by a ground-launched BUK missile – launched by a unit of the 53rd Russian Air Defense Brigade from Kursk."
"There is no doubt: on the afternoon of July 17th 2014 a BUK took position in the little mining town of Snizhne, a territory controlled by Russian separatists."
"There is little doubt: it was the 53rd Russian air defense brigade from Kursk that took position in Snizhne in eastern Ukraine on that fateful afternoon."
"The man hesitates. Then he starts to talk: “They shot it down. The missile flew from here. We saw it, as it flew.”
"To recap: After the destruction of MH17, a BUK launch pad that was missing one missile drove from Snizhne towards the Russian border."
Via +Andrew Cathrow and +SPIEGEL ONLINE