Netherlands classify names of MH17 downing witnesses, - media

18:50, 26 February 2020

The Netherlands decided to classify the names of 12 witnesses in the case of MH17 disaster. Another one's request was denied. Previously, the investigation team reported that they found a witness who saw the moment of the missile launch.

As is known, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines was downed over the occupied Donbas in summer 2014. None of 298 people aboard survived the disaster.

Main Prosecutor of the Netherlands Fred Westerbeke claimed that the investigation left no doubts: the plane was hit by the missile fired from Buk M1, the Russian-made anti-aircraft missile launcher. Four defendants in the case faced respective charges, and the first court session is supposed to take place on March 9.