Dutch investigators have named four people they say are responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in 2014.

Three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with bringing a missile into the area in eastern Ukraine and with murdering 298 passengers and crew. International arrest warrants have been issued for the four men.

Flight MH17, A Boeing 777-200, was shot down by Pro-Russian Rebel forces over the Donetsk region of Ukraine. It was fired on by a Buk Surface to Air Missile System allegedly supplied by Russia, although Russia has always denied this.

The report concluded that the missile system belonged to the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, Part of Russia’s 20th Guards Army and was moved across the border into the Ukraine.

A court case will begin in the Netherlands on 9 March 2020.

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