MH17 flight was brought down by Russian missile- Investigators

Chidi Samuel with agency reports

The missile that brought down Malaysian flight MH17 came from Russia and was fired from The Russian controlled rebel territory according to International prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014.The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) consists of prosecutors from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine.

The investigators have so far identified about 100 people “linked to the crash or the transport of the Buk” missile, but they have not yet identified determine to be held criminally responsible.They have however noted the need to establish who gave the order to move the missile launcher into eastern Ukraine, and where the order for it to be fired came from.

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“Based on the criminal investigation, we have concluded that flight MH17 was downed by a Buk missile of the series 9M83 that came from the territory of the Russian Federation,” chief Dutch police investigator Wilbert Paulissen said.

The missile launcher was later taken back to Russia, he said.

Russia has earlier denied claims that the missile was fired by rebels in eastern Ukraine