Much More to be Done Before MH17 Findings Can Support a War Crime Trial

On Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board released its report into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. All on board – 298 people – were killed.
MH17 is said to have been downed by a Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile, launched from somewhere in a 320-square-kilometre area in eastern Ukraine. A warhead, carried by a BUK missile, reportedly detonated above the left-hand side of the plane’s cockpit. This caused the aircraft to disintegrate in mid-air.
The board was never expected to make a finding on who was responsible for the incident. However, its conclusion that a BUK missile …read more

Source: Australian Institute of International Affairs

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