Russian missile maker disputes reported Dutch MH17 inquiry findings

Journalists attend a news conference, organised by officials of Russian missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey, in Moscow, Russia, on Oct 13, 2015.
Journalists attend a news conference, organised by officials of Russian missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey, in Moscow, Russia, on Oct 13, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (AFP) - The Russian maker of BUK missiles on Tuesday (Oct 13) disputed the reported findings of an official inquiry into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year.

Just before the official release of results following an inquiry by the Dutch Safety Board, the company, Almaz Antey, said it had performed a test which "disputes the version of the Dutch," adding that damage to the passenger plane pointed to the use of an older type of missile.