MH17 catastrophe: New MH17 report to arrive today - Reuters

10:09 Sep. 28, 2016

New MH17 report to arrive today - Reuters

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (GettyImages Photo)

Prosecutors expected to deliver conclusions 'with regards to the weapon behind the crash and exact launch site'

An international team of prosecutors investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014 will report findings on Wednesday but are unlikely to bring charges against anyone, given legal and political obstacles.

Read also: Russia must own up to MH17 role, ex-Australian PM says

The team of prosecutors from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine planned a news conference at 11:00 GMT (14:00 Kyiv time) to deliver conclusions "with regard to the weapon that was used to bring down Flight MH17 and the precise location from which this weapon was launched", a group statement said.

Read also: "From day one Dutch government assumed Russian separatists were behind MH17 disaster"

A civilian investigation into the cause of the July 17, 2014 incident conducted by the Dutch Safety Board concluded last year that the airliner had been downed by a Russian-made Buk missile launched from eastern Ukraine.

However, the board was not tasked with assigning blame, and prosecutors must conduct their own investigation if evidence assembled is ever to be used in court.

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