Dutch investigators to pinpoint launch site of missile that downed MH17: media

15:30, 08 March 2016
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The Dutch-led team conducting an inquiry into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over Donbas said it will determine soon the exact launch site of the missile that destroyed the plane, according to RFE/RL.


After briefing relatives of the 298 people killed in the July 2014 crash, Fred Westerbeke, the prosecutor leading the international probe, said the investigators had obtained all the information they needed from the United States, RFE/RL reports.

Saying he did not know when the criminal investigation would be completed. Westerbecke pledged to finish the probe "as quickly as possible, if only because of the frustration among the families."

Read alsoDutch MFA says intl MH17 tribunal possibleA Dutch civil investigation previously concluded that the plane was downed by a Soviet-designed Buk surface-to-air missile.

Read alsoBellingcat founder: Lawyer files suit against Russia, Putin about MH17 crash, conflict in UkraineEarlier, Bellingcat, the group specializing in open source intelligence and analysis said it had evidence that Russian soldiers and officers were involved in firing the missile or had knowledge of who did it.

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