G7 calls Russia to cooperate in MH17 investigation

MH17 wreckage
Investigators begin recovery of Malaysia Airlines MH17 wreckage in Ukraine, Nov. 16, 2014 (ArnoldGreidanus/Twitter). Investigators begin recovery of Malaysia Airlines MH17 wreckage in Ukraine, Nov. 16, 2014 (ArnoldGreidanus/Twitter)

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the G7 countries called on Russia to provide clarification on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. According to the G7, evidence from international investigations that MH17 was shot down by a Russian army BUK missile is "convincing, significant and deeply troubling", RTL Nieuws reports.

Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17th, 2014. All 298 people on board, including 196 Dutch, were killed. Investigation by the Dutch Safety Board and the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) so far revealed that the Malaysian Airlines flight was  missile system  of the Russian Armed Forces, fired from a field in Ukraine that was 

The JIT tracked a convoy of nearly 50 military vehicles, including the BUK that shot down MH17, from a 53rd Brigade parking area in Kursk to the border of Ukraine between June 23rd and 25th, 2014 - a few weeks before MH17 was shot down. In May the Netherlands and Australia for its role in the MH17 disaster - providing the missile. 

According to the G7 - consisting of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, Canada and the European Union - Russia must immediately consult with the Netherlands and Australia and clarify possible violations of international law. The Netherlands is leading the investigation, because most of the victims were Dutch. 38 victims were Australian.

Tuesday is the 4 year anniversary of the MH17 disaster.  

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