The BBC recalls that the MH17 investigation has been under way for four years now and that a joint investigation team has been set up to this end, which includes experts from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, and Ukraine. "The 53rd Brigade is part of Russia's armed forces".
The Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a Russian military-sourced missile, an global team of investigators have said. The 298 passengers and crew included 200 Dutch citizens, 43 Malaysians, and 13 Indonesians.
Criminal charges against the Russian military or Russia's government probably would exacerbate tensions between the Kremlin and the West even further, implicating Russian officials in the deaths of European tourists on their way to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. There were 153 Chinese nationals and 38 Malaysians on board.
Bodies, debris and burning wreckage were strewn over a field of sunflowers near the rebel-held village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Russian border, where fighting had been raging for months. In January 2018, Malaysia's previous government hired a private USA firm, Ocean Infinity Ltd., to resume the hunt. Since then, the Kremlin has clashed with Europe and the United States on issues ranging from Russia's support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad, the attempt to influence the 2016 USA presidential elections and the March nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.
Worldwide investigators have said Russia's military was involved in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014.
Since then, the Kremlin has clashed with Europe and the United States over issues such as Russia's support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, the attempt to influence the 2016 US presidential election and the nerve agent poisoning in March of a former Russian spy in Britain.
Russia's foreign ministry said the investigation's outcome "causes us regret".
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In a significant step towards laying the blame for the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the door of the Russian state, worldwide investigators say the Buk missile that destroyed the jet in July 2014 was supplied by a Russian military unit.
It said that from the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe, and subsequently, it had categorically denied "the insinuations of the Ukrainian side about the involvement of Russian servicemen".
The investigators previously revealed that the used to shoot down MH17 was t.
Investigators said their analysis allowed them to follow the missile launcher's journey into Ukraine and traced fragments of a missile found back to a Moscow arms manufacturer where it was made in 1986.
The website Vesti.ru, part of the consortium of state media outlets in Russia, tiptoed around the most damning parts of the JIT's report, the coverage making no reference to the fact that investigators had named a Russian military unit as the source of the missile.
On Thursday, Russia criticized the Joint Investigation Team, or JIT, for relying on claims by Bellingcat.
But Moscow quickly rejected the accusation, saying no such weapon had ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border and that it was an attempt to "discredit Russia in the eyes of the worldwide community".
Tkachyov denied that he was Delfin or that he was in eastern Ukraine in 2014.