Malaysian PM Notes MH17 Crash Probe Progress After Meeting With Putin

© Sputnik / Igor Maslov / Go to the photo bankA sign on the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 Boeing en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
A sign on the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 Boeing en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur - Sputnik International
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has noted progress in the investigation of Malaysia Airlines' plane crash in Ukraine in mid-2014.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with Najib on the sidelines of the summit between Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that ended in Sochi on Friday. According to Russia's presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, the issue of the Malaysian Boeing-777 crash in southeastern Ukraine was on the meeting's agenda.

"I see that we have started on positive steps towards seeking justice for the family members and victims of MH17 when the Russian President and I reached an agreement that follow-up action will be determined after the results of the investigation are presented by the Joint Investigation Team in October," Najib said, as quoted by The Star media outlet.

Boeing 777 crash site in Donetsk - Sputnik International
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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed with 298 people on board on July 17, 2014, in eastern Ukraine after being shot down while en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. Kiev and independence supporters in Ukraine's Donbass have blamed each other for the downing of the MH17 plane.

Dutch investigators published a report in October 2015 claiming that the Malaysia Airlines aircraft appeared to have been downed using a Russia-produced Buk surface-to-air missile system. The report did not identify the exact location from where the missile was fired.

The Russian arms manufacturer that builds Buk missile systems, Almaz-Antey, conducted a separate probe into the crash, finding that the missile that hit the plane could only have been launched from the region of Zaroshchenske, controlled by Kiev forces at the time of the incident.

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