October 5, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) investigators have found new evidence on the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 and was mostly blamed on the separatist fighters, head of the investigative department of the republic’s General Prosecutor’s Office Roman Belous said on Thursday.
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“In light of the new circumstances into the probe of the crash outside Torez, the republic’s General Prosecutor’s Office has reopened proceedings on this criminal case,” the Donetsk news agency quoted Belous as saying.
It said, “the investigators have new data, confirming a missile launch from a Buk missile system from the area outside the settlement of Zaroshchinskoye, in the Shakhtersky district, which was controlled by the Ukrainian army at the moment of the crash.”
“We hope that despite the political pressure, the international investigation will demonstrate impartiality and a principled stance in assessing the crash, in establishing the true causes and in pinpointing those responsible for the tragedy that claimed the lives of innocent civilians,” Denis Pushilin, DPR’s chief negotiator at the Minsk talks said.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.