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The facts of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

By Marcus Bensman, David Crawford, CORRECT!V
Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 found in eastern Ukraine on July 17th 2014. © CORRECT!V Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 found in eastern Ukraine on July 17th 2014. © CORRECT!V

An international investigation has concluded that the destruction of a Malaysia Airlines flight linking Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, which killed all 298 passengers and crew aboard, was caused by a missile from a Russian army anti-aircraft brigade, confirming a report published by Mediapart just six months after the horrific events. The attack occurred over territory held by pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists at the height of the secessionist conflict with the Ukraine government.  The Joint International Team investigation, involving officials from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine, have found that the missile which destroyed the plane “came from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade based in Kursk in Russia”, just as the investigation by Mediapart media partner CORRECT!V had pieced together in this detailed report first published in January 2015.

French satellite pictures offer new clue to where MH370 disappeared

Pictures taken by a French military satellite two weeks after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March 2014 show a cluster of what the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, involved in the search for the Boeing 777, believe are 'probably' man-made objects that could be wreckage from the plane in a part of the Indian Ocean that was not searched.

French investigators: wing part is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Paris prosecutor said investigators had linked serial number on flaperon with a number on the Boeing 777 that disappeared in 2014.

French experts said to be 'unsure' plane wreckage came from missing MH370

Investigators 'know' it comes from a Boeing 777 but they still need to identify a number inside wing part to confirm it is missing jet.

France cuts down search off La Réunion for MH370 debris

The largely fruitless search of waters off Indian Ocean island began after a wing section apparently from lost plane was found there last month.

MH370 crash: experts in France begin examination of Boeing 777 flaperon

Identification of aircraft part found on Réunion island last week could be first clue to fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

MH370 search: debris found on Réunion being sent to France

French air accident investigators in Toulouse will examine wreckage amid growing speculation it is from the missing Malaysian airliner.

The story of how and why Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine

By Marcus Bensman, David Crawford, CORRECT!V
Les débris du vol MH17 le 17 juillet 2014. © CORRECT!V Les débris du vol MH17 le 17 juillet 2014. © CORRECT!V

Mediapart publishes here an in-depth investigation by its German partner site CORRECT!V  which details why the shooting down over eastern Ukraine on July 17th 2014 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people onboard, is a war crime in which the Russian army is, at the very least, implicated. The BUK M1 surface-to-air missile responsible for the destruction of the plane was brought into position by members of the 53rd Russian air defence brigade from Kursk which, in an operation to protect Russian tank units, was operating in disguise on Ukrainian territory. "There is hardly any doubt: a Russian officer gave the command to shoot down MH17," concludes the investigation. But this report also underlines that some of the responsibility for the tragedy is shared by several other parties, notably the Ukrainian government which used civilian flights as human shields for its air attacks on Russian positions.