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Russia hits out at 'biased' probe into MH17 plane crash

By John-Thor Dahlburg

Published 29/09/2016

Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police
Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police

A Dutch-led criminal investigation into the Malaysian jet crash, is "biased and politically motivated", according to Russian officials.

Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said that communications intercepts showed that MH17 was shot down from an area in eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists with a missile from a Buk launcher.

The conclusions were billed as results of a two-year criminal probe into the incident, which claimed all 298 lives on the plane.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the investigation had ignored evidence offered by Russia and allowed Ukraine to manipulate the results.

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