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.
President Vladimir Putin has dismissed allegations by international investigators who have accused three Russians, one Ukrainian of using a surface-to-air missile, brought from Russia, to shoot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
Malaysia is “unhappy” about the findings of the Dutch-led inquiry into the MH17 crash, which pointed the finger at Russia even before the probe began, the country’s PM said, noting that there was more politics than fact-finding.
The Dutch-led investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over a rebel-held Ukrainian region appears to be going “just one way” and ignores Kiev’s responsibility, aviation lawyer Heiko Van Schyndel told RT.
International investigators have accused three Russians and one Ukrainian of shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014, with the trial to start next year. Moscow has repeatedly criticized “inconsistencies” in the probe.
Malaysia has accepted the Dutch report that a ‘Russian-made’ missile shot down its civilian airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, but has yet to see evidence it was fired by Russia, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
The Russian military's conclusion that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 contained Ukrainian serial numbers is important information that should be considered in the international probe, analysts told RT.