In July 2014, officer Yuri Baturin served as a commander of the A-1215 military unit of the Anti-Aircraft Missile Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Kharkiv and received all information about the situation in the airspace in the region. According to him, before the flight disappeared from the radar, it changed the route of the flight in agreement with civil controllers. A few days later, servicemen of the Armed Forces arrived in the unit where Baturin served. The servicemen were those who relocated the ‘Buk’. In conversations, they said that they were delivering anti-aircraft missile systems to the village of Zaroshchenskoye – and this is the zone of action, from which the MH17 liner could most likely had been struck, according to a study conducted by the ‘Almaz-Antey’ concern.
There are two options. Option number 1 – the airplane was shot down from the ground by a surface-to-air missile. Or the air plane crashed for technical reasons.