Ukraine's SBU to charge four persons responsible for MH17 downing in Donbas

12:40, 19 June 2019
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"At 14:00 on June 19, in the Netherlands, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will hold a briefing on the results of the investigation into an MH17 flight crash. After that, charges against four persons involved in the crash on July 17, 2014, will be posted on the SBU's official website," the SBU wrote on Facebook.

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UNIAN memo. Malaysia Airlines' MH17 Boeing 777 heading from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur was shot down on July 17, 2014, over militant-occupied territory in Donetsk region. All 298 people on board who were citizens of 10 countries were killed in the crash. The majority of the victims, 196, were citizens of the Netherlands.

The Dutch Safety Board October 13, 2015, issued a report on the causes of the accident. It was revealed that the plane had been shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft missile system. The Joint Investigation Team in its report published on September 28, 2016, confirmed that the plane had been downed by a Russian-made Buk brought to Ukraine from Russia.

No suspects have been named, though Dutch Chief Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said his office had identified 100 "persons of interest" in the investigation, including those who organized the arrival of the rocket and oversaw its transportation from Russia to Ukraine and back.

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