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    MH17 Crash Investigation (261)

    The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has told family members of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash that a Buk missile hit the plane from militia-held territory in Donbass two years ago, one of the family members said Wednesday.

    NIEUWEGEIN (Netherlands), (Sputnik) — The JIT's anticipated report is not expected to answer the question of who was responsible for the crash that killed 298 people on July 17, 2014, only the type of missile and the launch site.

    Speaking with reporters, the family member said the team did not lay blame on Russia or other parties in the crash. The family member pointed out that the investigators had local witness testimony, as well as video, photographs and recordings of phone conversations indicating the time, place and method of Buk's transportation.

    The JIT report, authored by prosecutors from the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine, Australia and Malaysia, has not been officially released.

    Despite the fact that Russian experts were not invited in JIT, they were asked for help during the investigation. The Netherlands asked for primary radar images of the Ukrainian air space obtained in the time of the crash. Russia managed to gain these data that revealed no objects that could have caused destruction of the jet.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier in the day the MH17 crash probe is accompanied by speculation and other countries' refusal to provide radar data.

    MH17 Crash Investigation (261)


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