MH17 crash: Missile that downed plane ‘came from Russia’

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The missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 was fired from territory held by Russian-backed rebels, a team of independent investigators have said.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked with examining the details surrounding the incident said the Russian-made Buk missile launcher was brought into Ukrainian territory from Russia by the rebels, as evidenced by a variety of videos, photographs, and eye-witness accounts.

The findings from the JIT investigation are designed to prepare the ground work for a criminal trial.

All 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 aircraft died after it broke apart mid-air en route between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur.

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