The Russian military has released what it says is fresh information to back its claim that the missile which downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from the arsenals of the Ukrainian army, not from Russia.
The aircraft company Malaysia Airlines connecting Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over eastern separatist pro-Russian Ukraine on July 17, 2014 and all 298 people present on board, majority Dutch, were killed.
The MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
"The missile with the serial number 886847379 intended for the BUK missile system on December 29, 1986 was sent by rail transport to military unit number 20152", said a senior military official, Nikolai Parshin, quoted by RIA Novosti state news agency.
Russian Federation has denied any responsibility for the shooting-down of the plane and has presented a number of theories pointing the finger at Kiev.
While the global team had pointed to the BUK missile system used as evidence, Russia's Defense Ministry on Monday cited the missile used by serial number, saying it had been in the possession of the Ukrainian military forces since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
A part of the BUK-TELAR rocket that was sacked on the MH17 flight is displayed on a table during the conference of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), in Bunnik on May 24, 2018.
"After the breakup of the Soviet Union, it (the missile) was not brought onto Russian soil and was incorporated into the Ukrainian armed forces", he said.
The Dutch-led investigation said on Monday that it would "meticulously study" the newly presented materials once they are made available to them.
Investigators found the serial numbers on the debris of the Buk missile.
On the day that MH17 came down, a rebel commander posted that his troops had shot down a Ukrainian military plane.
A highly placed rebel admitted to Associated Press that rebels were responsible shortly after the crash.
A commission created four years ago to investigate the air catastrophe, where most of the dead travelers were Dutch, refrains from offering the final results, but periodically reports on the Russian involvement in the event.
The Foreign Ministry's comment was issued after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday, which terminated the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and Russian Federation.
Moscow believes the investigation by the Netherlands-led joint team is biased, having failed to obtain all necessary evidence from Ukraine and relying on what it claims are "questionable sources" while ignoring Russian-provided evidence.