March 23
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Flight MH-17 was shot down in Donbass by Ukrainian-owned missile, said chief of the Missile and Artillery Directorate at the Russian Defense Ministry, Nikolai Parshin on Monday.

According to him, the fragments of the rocket, demonstrated in May at a press conference of the Joint Investigative Group (JIT), belonged to the 9M38 missile.

The missile was manufactured at a military plant in Dolgoprudny, near Moscow, in 1986 and shipped to Ukraine on December 29 of that same year, Euronews reported. 

Russia alleges that the missile was used in 2014 by Ukraine's 223rd anti-aircraft regiment.

The ministry also said that video footage used by an international commission investigating the incident showing the BUK missile being transported into rebel-held eastern Ukraine was faked.

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