Netherlands to publish names of those involved in MH17 in Donbas – Russian media

12:46, 02 January 2018
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Russian media outlets report that the names of those involved in the downing of MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 will be published by the Netherlands on Tuesday, January 2, although, sources of this information are not reported.


"The investigators have established 120 names of those who are involved in the preparation and execution of the terrorist act against the crew members and passengers of that flight," Russia's Echo of Moscow reported.

Read alsoRussia trying to influence Dutch public opinion on MH17 with fake news - minister 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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