The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) happened over eastern Ukraine during the continuing war in the Donbass region. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members.
Once again, Russia has been accused of downing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – this time by the former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The fresh claim has a local political point, but no solid evidence.
A group of Western activists investigating the 2014 tragedy with a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine say they have found a Russian military official they believe was involved in the crash. RT spoke to the accused man, Nikolay Tkachyov, who denies the allegations against him.
From the very beginning of this inquiry into the crash of Malaysian Flight MH17, the process has been highly politicized, Willy Wimmer, former vice president of the OSCE, told RT. Too many questions remain, he added.
Three years after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, crucial questions about the tragedy remain unanswered as international investigators are tied to dubious theories and seem to pay little attention to data provided by Russia.
If Dutch investigators couldn't decipher data from Russia, they could have asked for help, says military expert Aleksandr Tazekhulakhov. The problem here is that the Dutch have attempted to keep Russian representatives out of the MH17 probe, he adds.
The Dutch prosecutor’s office says it lacks information to read the radar images provided by Moscow after the Dutch-led team of international investigators published its report into the crash of MH17 in September.