Putin Says “Nyet” to Dutch Findings that Russia Shot Down Malaysian Jet in 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin has strongly rejected Dutch findings that the Malaysian passenger jet that went down over the Ukraine in 2014 killing all 298 souls on board was struck by a Russian missile. The Netherlands’ government released its findings on Friday and on the same day Putin responded with his denial. He added that because the Russians were not part of the Dutch investigation, he could not trust its findings. The official making the announcement in Brussels said referring to the weapon that brought the plane down that, “Buk TELAR by which MH17 was downed originated from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade from Kursk, in the Russian Federation.” Amsterdam, for its part, is not finished. The next step according to officials is to take the evidence to an international court. Of the 298 killed, 196 were citizens of the Netherlands.