MH17 criminal probe results due within months: Prosecutor

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Initial results from a criminal inquiry into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over war-torn eastern Ukraine nearly two years ago will be available within months, Dutch prosecutors have said. The results are expected to shed light on the exact type of missile used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board, and exactly where it was fired from.
“After this summer, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will present the first results of the criminal investigation into the crash of flight MH17,” the public prosecutor said in a statement released late Friday.
“It concerns the weapon which was used to shoot down the aircraft and the exact launch site of the weapon,” it said, noting that the inquiry was at “a very advanced stage”. However, investigators on the Dutch-led team, which includes experts from Australia, Malaysia, Belgium and Ukraine, were still awaiting information from Moscow about BUK missile installations, it said, noting that they were expecting an answer “within two months”.

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