Najib: We want firm action
missile fired from eastern Ukraine, but Moscow denied that pro-Russian rebels were responsible.
Repeating those denials on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “First-hand radar data identified all flying objects which could have been launched or were in the air over the territory controlled by rebels at that moment.
“The data is clear-cut ... there is no rocket. If there was a rocket, it could only have been fired from elsewhere,” he said.
The investigators said they had not had access to the new radar images on which Moscow was basing its latest statements.
Victims’ families were informed of the findings shortly before the prosecutors’ news conference.
At the time of the incident on July 17, 2014, pro-Russian separatists were fighting Ukrainian government forces in the region.
Meanwhile, in WISMAR, Germany, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said Malaysia wants firm action taken against those responsible for the downing of MH17.
“The Joint Investigation Team has concluded that MH17 was downed by a Russian made missile and it was fired from rebel controlled territory (in Ukraine).
“Based on the two findings, Malaysia wants firm action to be taken.
“We owe it to the families,” he told Malaysian media.
Members of the Joint Investigation Team presenting preliminary results of the criminal investigations into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday.