Russian criticism of the MH17 crime investigation has earned its Dutch ambassador a diplomatic rebuke.
‘There is a bear in the woods. For some people, the bear is easy to see. Others don’t see it at all. Some people say the bear is tame. Others say it’s vicious and dangerous. Since no one can really be sure who’s right, isn’t it smart to be as strong as the bear? If there is a bear.”
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he has no doubt of Russian culpability in the shooting down of flight MH17 and neither do many others.
Investigators have given the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster a clear picture of how a missile launcher crossed from Russia into the Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Ministry says the Dutch-led investigation's findings in the downing of MH17 were biased and politically-motivated.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has vowed to continue to take Russia to task over the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine.
An international team has presented evidence a Malaysian airliner downed in eastern Ukraine in 2014 was hit by a missile brought across the border from Russia.
Washington (AFP) - The United States welcomed Wednesday the preliminary results of a criminal inquiry into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying it supported Washington's suspicions of Russian involvement.
Moscow (AFP) - The BUK missile system blamed for shooting down flight MH17 over east Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, is an anti-aircraft weapon whose origins date back to the Soviet era.
The Hague (AFP) - Dutch prosecutors, for the first time in their long inquiry, on Wednesday released the names of two Russian-speaking men in connection with the MH17 disaster after investigators found the missile to down the plane had been transported from Russia.
Nieuwegein (Netherlands) (AFP) - The missile that downed flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, as it announced that about 100 people were being investigated for playing "an active role" in the disaster.