At April 11 Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios stated that Ukraine experts will sent the final report on the investigation of the shot down of MH17 to the Netherlands.
Initially the report was scheduled to be send to the Netherlands in November 2015.
However, on November 19, an attempt on Ruvin’s life took place in Kyiv. Ruvin is director of Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise. This agency for example did the calculation of where the missile was launched from. The Research Institute calculated the missile must have been launch from near Snizhne.
After a long-term rehabilitation period, Ruvin has finally commenced to his duties.
“The act will be signed and sent to the International Investigative Group in Holland in May, after one more investigation is carried out”, Matios added.
It is pretty remarkable that because Ruvin was not in the office, the final report was delayed by 6 months!
At November 24 the Dutch prosecutor issued a pressreport about an expert meeting. Experts from various countries went to the Netherlands to discuss the disaster during three weeks. So it is nonsense the report was finished in November as Ukraine press mentions (press release & press release in english)
Ruvin has been involved in many investigations. In 2011 Ruvin denied that the Siberia Airlines Tu154 was shot down by a Ukraine missile. It could be any missile he stated. (source)
It reminds me of an interview with Vasyl Vovk. Vovk was head of the investigation branch of Ukraine Secret Service SBU. He took also part in the International Joint Investigations Team (JIT). He was later fired.
Vovk told Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta that Ukraine is leading the investigation, not the Netherlands. Ukraine has all the evidence,
“An important role in the examination was played by Ukrainian experts. They examined the nature of missile’s explosion, its ballistics, and they are making a report of the expert group. Ukraine is presented by the Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Examinations headed by Oleksandr Ruvin. As Afghanistan veteran, professional miner, and certified explosion engineer, he is making a report on the cause of explosion, missile’s trajectory, chemical analysis of metal,” Butusov added.“
“Ex-Chief of Investigation Department of the Security Service of Ukraine Major-General
Vasyl Vovk: Anyone who says that the leading role in the investigation belongs to the Netherlands or to someone else, is not right. All the information – and it has accumulated a colossal array, and it is not yet fully worked out by us – is in the SBU, Ukraine.
To be honest, the closest to the investigation are the Netherlands and Ukraine. We are really doing the investigation.
Malaysia in the first stage was in general way affiliated with nearly one hundred percent with the Russian Federation. I’m not in a negative way about it to say, they can not trust the Ukraine, maybe they received one-sided information …”
More info on Ruvin