Dutch investigators name 4 suspects in #MH17 shootdown

Dutch investigators have named four people they say are responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in 2014.

Three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with bringing a missile into the area in eastern Ukraine and with murdering 298 passengers and crew. International arrest warrants have been issued for the four men.

Flight MH17, A Boeing 777-200, was shot down by Pro-Russian Rebel forces over the Donetsk region of Ukraine. It was fired on by a Buk Surface to Air Missile System allegedly supplied by Russia, although Russia has always denied this.

The report concluded that the missile system belonged to the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, Part of Russia’s 20th Guards Army and was moved across the border into the Ukraine.

A court case will begin in the Netherlands on 9 March 2020.