: MH17 investigation team to visit Moscow

09:33 Jul. 5, 2016

MH17 investigation team to visit Moscow

Debris from an Malaysia Airlines plane crash in a field on July 18, 2014 in Grabovka, Ukraine. (GettyImages)

Discussion on downing the Malaysian plane to be held with Russians

The investigation team dealing with the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine plans to visit Moscow this week, Russian news agency TASS reported referring to Wim de Bruin, the spokesman for the Dutch chief prosecutor's office.

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"Experts are visiting Moscow on July 5-6," TASS quoted Wim de Bruin as saying. It is reported that investigators will discuss issues related to the MH17 plane crash.

The Malaysian plane MH17 heading from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur was downed over Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. The analysis of the damaged pieces of salvaged plane wreckage showed the board had been shot by a Russian-made surface-to-air BUK missile. This was later confirmed in the final report of Dutch Safety Board.

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Criminal investigations are still ongoing but the Dutch Safety Board has determined the plane was targeted by a Russian-made warhead launched off a surface-to-air-missile system by pro-Russia separatists in a conflict zone of Ukraine near the Russian border.

Reported by UNIAN 

Debris from an Malaysia Airlines plane crashin a field on July 18, 2014 in Grabovka, Ukraine. (GettyImages)

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