190607 CrashOn the day of the shooting of flight Malaysian Airlines flight 17, 170 soldiers from the Russian Air Defense Forces were near the border with Ukraine.


The flight had 283 passengers and 15 crew members all of whom were killed when the plane was shot down with a missile. Among the dead were citizens of the Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia.


The Russian edition of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper studied materials on the movements of the 53rd Russian Air Defense Brigade in the summer of 2014.



Their findings coincide with the conclusions of the international investigative group on the route of the BUK missile, from which the Malaysian Airlines flight was shot down on July 17, 2014 over the occupied part of the Donetsk region.


The BUK installation was brought from a military base near Kursk in Russia, where the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade is stationed.




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