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Investigators say Malaysian jet was downed over Ukraine by a Russian missile

Investigators say Malaysian jet was downed over Ukraine by a Russian missile

Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday that they had solid evidence that a Malaysian jetliner was shot down in 2014 by a Russian-made Buk missile that was moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said communications intercepts showed that pro-Moscow rebels had called for deployment of the mobile surface-to-air weapon and reported its arrival on July 17, 2014, in rebel-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine.

The missile was launched the same day from farmland in the rebel-held area of Pervomaiskiy, 5 kilometers from the eastern Ukrainian town of Snizhne, the...

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