‘Strong links’ between Russia and Ukraine rebels in Malaysian Flight 17 case

The Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine

INVESTIGATORS into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 over Eastern Ukraine in July 2014 say that evidence of links between Russia and ‘rebel’ separatists may have surfaced. 

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team says evidence suggests that links between the groups would appear to have been stronger than thought. 

Today (October 14) they have issued a new appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward, saying that there would appear to have been secure communications between Russian officials and members of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) rebel group. 

Four people including three Russians were charged with murder in June, with investigators saying they played important roles in the shooting down of the jet on July 14 2017. 

All 278 passengers and crew aboard the Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight were killed. 

 

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Dilip Kuner

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