I know this counts as geopolitics(or maybe skeptics), but The US and Svobda have claimed that Malaysia flight MH17 was shot down by rebels. After reading This question in Travel Stack Exchange, I now wonder how a non-government association could get Surface-to-Air missiles. Russia turned a blind eye to the rebels, and captures of AA equipment have not been reported by the Ukraine Government. A report also said that, based on the trajectory, the missile was Russian. Ukraine has been Russia's right-hand man for decades and all their equipment is already Russian.
Can someone explain this please?