: MH17 Crash: Prosecutors increase pressure on Russia - BBC

10:01 Jun. 6, 2016

MH17 Crash: Prosecutors increase pressure on Russia - BBC

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabove, Ukraine (AP Photo)

Dutch prosecutors say they are still waiting for Russia to provide information on the MH17 downing over Ukraine

They said they wanted information about the Buk missile that shot down the airliner, killing 298 people on board.

The criminal inquiry was at "a very advanced stage", they said, and results would be presented after the summer.

The West and Ukraine say Russian-backed rebels were responsible but Russia accuses Ukrainian forces.

Read also Flight MH17 was downed by Buk from Russian 53rd division - Bellingcat

In a statement, the Dutch-led prosecutors said they had made "several requests" for assistance - but were still waiting for information from Moscow.

They said a few issues, including forensic tests, were taking more time than expected. Full story 


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