MH17 brought down by Russian missile: Probe [Security, IR]
The missile that downed flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed, announcing about 100 people were being investigated for playing “an active role” in the disaster.
The findings of the Dutch-led probe stopped short of directly accusing Moscow of involvement in the tragedy in July 2014.
But the new details appeared to back up long-standing accusations from Ukraine and the West that pro-Russian rebels were to blame using a missile which may have been provided by Moscow.
The Boeing 777 was ripped apart mid-air during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukraine, where a war pitting separatists allegedly armed by Russia against the Kiev government erupted in April 2014.
All 298 people on board the plane including 196 Dutch citizens were killed.
Meanwhile, Russia remains under sanctions imposed by the European Union, which along with other countries accuses Moscow of actively backing the proRussia separatists.