Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the handover of air defense systems to Ukrainian separatists, including the Buk missile system that brought down Flight MH17 in 2014 in eastern Ukraine, but his immunity prevents him from suing him for the murder. of 298 people in that tragedy.
These are the conclusions presented this Wednesday by the JIT researchers.
The JIT has therefore decided to suspend the investigation temporarily, but does not close the case. He leaves open the communication with witnesses with the hope of starting a lawsuit in the future against those responsible for the demolition.
In November, a Dutch court sentenced the only three suspected of having participated in the attack and transporting the missile, two Russians and one Ukrainian, for multiple murder. Courts are unlikely to serve the sentences.
The JIT is the joint team of investigators from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine who have been seeking for almost nine years an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane on July 17, 2014 from a agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi, in Ukraine.
Source: Euronews Español