Dutch Prosecutor General: 100 suspects in MH17 downing and Buk missile transportation
16:28, 28 September 2016

Dutch Prosecutor General: 100 suspects in MH17 downing and Buk missile transportation

Their identities have been confirmed, Fred Westerbeke says

16:28, 28 September 2016

Fred Westerbeke, Dutch Prosecutor General

The international group of investigators who look into the MH17 tragedy found out the names of a hundred suspects in this disaster. Dutch Prosecutor General Fred Westerbeke said this on September 28 at the press briefing, where the experts disclosed part of the information.

‘Over the past two years, we reached significant progress in this investigation. Currently, there are a hundred of suspects or those who might be involved in downing of the airplane or transportation of this missile launcher. We confirmed their identities. These people either manned this Buk, or moved it to the missile launch site. Other people in this list also played part in this process’, Westerbeke said.    

As is known, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines that was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was downed over Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. 298 people were aboard; none of the passengers or the crew survived. The Ukrainian investigators who also looked into the tragedy said that the reason of the crash was the missile fired from Russian-made missile launcher Buk; one of such launchers - the same one that presumably hit the airplane - was used by Russian mercenaries in Donetsk region at the time.

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