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Wed Feb 8, 2023, 11:08 PM

'Strong indications' Putin involved in downing of Malaysia Airlines jet that killed 298, probe finds

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been implicated in the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet, according to Dutch prosecutors.

On Wednesday, an international team of investigators said they found “strong indications” that Putin personally approved the supply of long-range anti-aircraft weapons to the pro-Russian separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014.

The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was struck down by a Buk missile that was fired by pro-Moscow Ukrainian rebels, killing all 298 people on board. The wreckage of the crash and the bodies of passengers were scattered over farmland in eastern Ukraine.

However, the investigators noted that they had insufficient evidence to prosecute Putin.


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