Russia makes things very confusing with contradicting statements. Does not make their story reliable.
Oleg Storchevoy, deputy head of Russia's national aviation regulator, held a press briefing on Wednesday, October 14, in Moscow.
Alec Luhn, reporter in Moscow for The Guardian attended the meeting. Some of the statements made :
Russian official claims Dutch told investigators #MH17 Buk had launched from "Schnitze," they misheard as "Snizhne"
Storchevoi denies that Russia calculated #MH17 launch site near Snizhne, as Dutch report says
#MH17 only gets more confusing. Almaz-Antey said yesterday it tested launch from Snizhne, Storchevoi says it tested launch from Zaroshchenke
Instead of relying on someone's short interpretations, especially that of the Western media, listen to the full 2-hour video of Storchevoy (Rosaviation) in English or German or better yet, learn Russian and listen to the primary source.
I've listened to this press-conference in the original form. Storchevoi said (this is a short, rough version) that in February the Dutch in one of the sessions claimed that it was Buk and said Schnitze was the launch spot without presenting proof. Everybody got their ipads and tried searching for it. Then the Ukrainian in this session corrected and said, "you mean Snezhnoe." Storchevoi said that at this point it became obvious to Rosaviation on what's happening.
Almaz-Antey tested Snezhnoe exclusively to test the Dutch's theory. They found the area near Zaroshenskoe by using computer calculations - the proper way.
3. AA presented absolutely stupid presentation which based on wrong idea - simulating dynamic field of strike elements (and damage pattern from it) by static warhead
Of course, you are smarter than the experts in Almaz-Antey. Do you think they didn't take this into account? Their English PDF that william wiley linked above might give some insight (e.g., page 40-44).