Na­jib: We want firm ac­tion

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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.

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