MOSCOW/BERLIN, - Germany's foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has found that some of the evidence on the MH17 crash provided by Kiev had been falsified.
Photographic evidence provided by Ukraine on the crash had been manipulated and "there are details indicating this", the newspaper wrote, citing BND President Gerhard Schindler.
Schindler first presented a report on the MH17 crash, including satellite images and photographic evidence, to a parliamentary committee responsible for monitoring the work of German intelligence.
According to Schindler, Russian claims that the missile had been fired by Ukrainian soldiers were also incorrect. The BND has found that the Donbas militia is responsible for shooting down the Malaysian Boeing using a Buk missile system, he stated, though no official evidence proving this claim has been made publicly available.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in the Donetsk Region in eastern Ukraine on July 17. All 298 passengers onboard, four of whom were German citizens, lost their lives in the disaster.