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Investigators to reveal new MH17 probe findings next week 5 yrs after crash

Relatives of the 298 people killed will be informed first next Wednesday, followed by a media briefing, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team said in a statement

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investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 said Friday they will reveal fresh findings next week, nearly five years after the Airlines plane was shot over

Relatives of the 298 people killed will be informed first next Wednesday, followed by a media briefing, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team said in a statement.

777 travelling between and was hit by a Russian-made BUK missile on July 17, 2014 as it travelled over territory in held by pro-Russian separatists.

The and Australia said in May 2018 that the missile was launched by a Russian military brigade. Russia vehemently denies involvement and instead blames

The JIT said it would give a press conference next Wednesday "about developments in the criminal investigation into the bringing down of flight MH17", but did not give further details.

"This press meeting will be preceded by a closed meeting for the bereaved. The will be informed of the developments first," it said.

In March this year, Australia and the held the first talks with Russia over the investigation Close to two thirds of those killed on the flight between and were Dutch, while 38 Australians were also lost.

The Joint Investigation Team includes Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the and

The team has previously said it would "carefully" study counterclaims by about the disaster, adding that information previously provided by Russia such as the alleged presence of a Ukrainian fighter jet near the airliner on radar images was "incorrect".

First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 19:13 IST
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