A Russian aviation official says a draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine "raises more questions than it gives answers."
Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters last month, Bellingcat was able to purchase 25 square kilometers of satellite imagery from Digital Globe. Our latest report used this imagery to definitively demonstrate that the Russian Ministry of Defense falsely dated satellite photos it presented to the international community in the days after the MH17 tragedy last year in order to implicate Ukraine. Now, we will use the same Digital Globe imagery to show that the low-loader that hauled the Buk linked with the downing of MH17 was in fact absent from its vehicle yard when it was photographed by Paris Match on the morning of 17 July 2014.
BRUSSELS - The Dutch Safety Board has submitted a final report on the course of the investigation into the cause of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 disaster in Donbas to the states involved in the investigation, including Russia, the Dutch Safety Board reported on its website.
International investigators are looking into "persons of interest" related to the Boeing 777 that was likely shot down over Ukraine almost a year ago. Although no suspects have been named, prosecutors claim optimism.
The Dutch prosecutor leading the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year said on June 30 he was confident of concluding his investigation successfully but was not yet ready to issue arrest warrants.
MOSCOW - Pro-Russian separatist leaders in the eastern Ukrainian Luhansk Oblast have blocked access to Dutch law enforcement officials pursuing an investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner nearly a year ago, the Netherlands Public Prosecution Office said on June 27.
A memorial service will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the MH17 tragedy, says Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
MOSCOW - A senior Russian official on Friday rejected calls for the establishment of a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine last year.
A senior Russian official has rejected calls for the establishment of a UN tribunalto try those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine last year.
UNITED NATIONS - The five countries investigating last year's shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has introduced a bill to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on prolonging the agreement between Ukraine and the Netherlands on the MH17 disaster international investigation mission.
Kyiv supports the creation of an international tribunal to punish those responsible for the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 disaster in 2014, although the country is ready to consider other options, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry charge d'affaires Dmytro Kuleba has said.
A top pro-Russian rebel said on June 24 that nearly half the wreckage of the Malaysia Airline jet shot down over Ukraine last year remain strewn across fields controlled by the separatists. Insurgency leader Andrei Purgin said about 40 percent of the plane's charred parts were left behind by international investigators and recovery teams.
AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands is discussing with its allies an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, sources familiar with the discussions have said.
DONETSK – Foreign experts on the Malaysian Boeing MH17 have completed work in the eastern Ukraine.
Sipping a can of beer and devouring french fries in a Brussels hotel room, Eliot Higgins doesn't look like the type to get involved in armed conflicts. The Englishman has a baby face, slumped shoulders and a soft Midlands accent. But over the past three years, the 36-year-old former administrator and obsessive gamer has spent hundreds of hours scouring the Internet to find out the truth about faraway wars - from the use of chemical weapons in Syria to Russian troops invading Ukraine - all from the comfort of his couch.
MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Dutch Foreign Minister Albert Koenders discussed a number of international problems, including the Ukraine crisis, at a meeting in Moscow on June 5.
AMSTERDAM - Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has discussed with his Russian counterpart efforts to prosecute suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flights MH17, his office said in a statement late on June 5.
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will discuss efforts to prosecute suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 while in Moscow on June 5, his office said in a statement.
Russian federal investigators said on June 3 they had testimony from a former Ukrainian air force mechanic supporting a Moscow theory that a Malaysian passenger plane downed in east Ukraine last summer was attacked by a Ukrainian fighter jet.