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20:20  19 june  2019
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Investigators to unveil new MH17 findings next week

Investigators to unveil new MH17 findings next week International investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 said Friday they will reveal fresh findings next week, nearly five years after the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot over Ukraine. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Relatives of the 298 people killed will be informed first next Wednesday, followed by a media briefing, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team said in a statement.

Passenger flight MH 17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down over conflict-hit Ukraine. A court case is scheduled to begin in the Netherlands on 9 March 2020. International arrest warrants have been issued for the four men.

All 298 people on board MH 17 , which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died when it was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine. On Thursday, Dutch-led international investigators concluded that the missile belonged to a Russian brigade. Russia has denied any involvement in the

The MH17 Charges, Explained© Mauricio Lima for The New York Times Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in a field near Grabovo, Ukraine, in 2014.

An international investigative team on Wednesday charged four people, including three with ties to Russian intelligence, with shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 people.

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The long-awaited announcement, the culmination of an investigation by officials from five countries, is the first time anyone has been charged in connection with the deadliest single episode in the five-year civil war in Ukraine.

Netherlands set to prosecute suspects in MH17 airliner downing

Netherlands set to prosecute suspects in MH17 airliner downing International investigators are set on Wednesday to launch criminal proceedings against suspects in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly five years ago. The Dutch-led international team tasked with assigning criminal responsibility for the plane's destruction is to inform victims' families of progress in their case on Wednesday morning, followed by a presentation to the media. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The full report can be downloaded here. Полная версия отчета на русском языке— здесь. Today, we are releasing a report summarizing all major open source evidence surrounding the downing of MH 17 in an easy-to-read 73-page survey.

Dutch-led inquiry is expected to name first four suspects over 2014 downing of flight that left 298 people dead.

[Read more about the investigation into the Flight 17 disaster and the resulting criminal charges.]

Moscow has consistently denied any involvement in the disaster, but Western countries and experts have said from the beginning that Russian-backed separatists fighting the Ukrainian government were responsible.

What happened?

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 17, 2014, when it was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine, where the civil war was raging.

The downing came just four months after an unrelated disaster for the airline, when Flight 370 disappeared en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people aboard. That plane has never been found.

The debris of Flight 17 indicated that the jet had been brought down by an antiaircraft missile. Five countries that were directly affected by the tragedy — Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine — started a joint investigation.

MH17 crash investigators name four suspects

MH17 crash investigators name four suspects International investigations said Wednesday that four people will be prosecuted for downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, five years after the plane was shot down in eastern Ukraine. Investigators will issue arrest warrants for Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Karchenko. The first three are Russian, and Karchenko is Ukrainian, Dutch prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said. Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over territory held by pro-Russian separatists as it flew from Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in July 2014. A total of 298 people from 17 countries died on board.

MH 17 : High-ranking Russian officer identified as suspect - Продолжительность: 5:10 ABC News (Australia) 12 843 просмотра. Russian missile shot down Flight MH - 17 , according to investigators - Продолжительность: 2:15 CBC News: The National 3 354 просмотра.

With so many different nations affected by the MH 17 downing, who is actually in charge of the investigation?

Almost immediately, evidence pointed to the involvement of Russia, and Western governments concluded that the Kremlin was responsible. Though Moscow denied it at the time, Russia was supplying munitions to rebels in eastern Ukraine, and many Russians were fighting for the separatists there.

Investigators quickly identified the missile as Russian, and photographs and videos showed a launcher for that type of missile being spirited across the border into rebel-held Ukrainian territory, and then back into Russia.

There has been much speculation that the people who fired the missile thought they were aiming at a Ukrainian military plane, not an airliner. The separatists had shot down Ukrainian aircraft before.

Who are the defendants?

Three of the four men accused in the case are Russians believed to be living in Russia, prosecutors said.

One, Igor Girkin, is a former colonel in the F.S.B., Russia’s domestic security service. In 2014, he was the minister of defense for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, one of the breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

Who are the four men charged with downing of MH17?

Who are the four men charged with downing of MH17? International investigators have charged three Russians and one Ukrainian with murder over the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 above rebel-held eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed. Here are the four suspects named by the Dutch-led team on Wednesday. - Igor Girkin - Igor Girkin -- also known by his pseudonym "Strelkov" -- is the most high-profile suspect. The former Russian intelligence agent with fighting experience from Chechnya to Yugoslavia claims to kick started the war in East Ukraine as the commander of pro-Moscow fighters that captured key locations around the region.

Now authorities are set to charge those who shot down MH 17 . The individuals suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 and killing all 298 people aboard are set to be formally charged in the Netherlands.

Russia claims it has fresh 'proof' Ukraine downed flight MH 17 - and says video showing its BUK MH 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board Russia has always denied responsibility and laid the blame with Ukraine All 298 people on board MH 17 were killed when the Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala

Sergey Dubinsky and Oleg Pulatov worked under Mr. Girkin in 2014 and had been agents of the G.R.U., the Russian military intelligence agency implicated in the interference in the 2016 United States election, and the nerve agent attack on a Russian former spy in Britain.

The fourth suspect, Leonid Kharchenko, is a Ukrainian who led a separatist combat unit. The investigators said they did not know his location, though they believe he is probably in the breakaway territory.

What is Russia’s role in Ukraine?

President Vladimir V. Putin’s government had friendly relations with Ukraine when there was a pro-Russia government in Kiev.

That changed dramatically when mass protests prompted the Ukranian president, Viktor F. Yanukovych, to flee to Russia in February 2014. The newly ascendant faction wanted to distance the country from Mr. Putin’s influence and embrace the West, possibly even joining the European Union and NATO.

Days after Mr. Yanukovych was ousted, Russian troops poured into Crimea, a region in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin first denied that the forces were Russian, then admitted it and annexed Crimea.

Malaysia's Mahathir says Russia being made a scapegoat for downing of MH17

Malaysia's Mahathir says Russia being made a scapegoat for downing of MH17 Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday Russia is being made a scapegoat for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and questioned the objectivity of the investigations into the 2014 disaster. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The international investigative team set up to probe the crash said on Wednesday three Russians and one Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 people aboard the flight that was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

Malaysia hopes that suspects in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 to face charges in the Netherlands should be known by the end of the year, its A part of the wreckage is seen at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), in the Donetsk

Flight MH 17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down, killing all 298 on board. Investigators have blamed pro-Russian separatists who they say targeted the plane with a Russian-made missile.

The fighting began in eastern Ukraine a few weeks later, and it continues to this day, a constant threat to Ukrainian prosperity and political stability.

The MH17 Charges, Explained© Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times Protests in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2014 drove the president from power and pushed Russia and the West into a face-off.

What happens now?

Despite the painstaking work by investigators, probably not much.

The investigators decided to file charges in a Dutch court, and said the trial would begin on March 9, 2020. They are highly likely to present more evidence as time goes on.

But with the suspects on Russian soil and effectively under Mr. Putin’s protection, they are unlikely to appear to answer the charges.

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