This Is How Malaysian Boeing MH17 Had Been Shot Down Over Eastern Ukraine

Here's a photo of the wreckage of the ill-fated Boeing's wingtip.

Let's turn it around a bit to help visualize it better.

This gives us a clue as to the angle from which the plane had been attacked. Let's continue along this line, using simple geometry. Where does it get us? Here's a diagram:

As you can see, the straight line goes right up to the pilots' cabin, barely touching it at a very wide angle. This would explain the absence of shrapnel/bullets damage on the rest of the fuselage.
The photograph below shows a piece of the fuselage from the bottom left side of the cockpit (right where our straight line, extrapolated from the wingtip, would touch the plane's body).

The Malaysian Boeing seems to have been attacked from air - from the rear left. Keep in mind, when attacking another plane from air, coming up from behind so as not to be seen, the attacker would usually try to go for the wings.
Furthermore, judging from the damage on the fuselage and given the fact that no missile fragments have been found, it looks like the Boeing was brought down by machine gun fire from another aircraft. Here's what an OSCE expert that was one of the first on scene said in an interview not long after the crash:

To summarize, no BUKs, nor any other SAMs - in fact, most likely - no missiles at all had been used to bring down MH17. It was simply shot out of the sky by an attack aircraft, using its machine guns/cannons.