The Netherlands Publishes MH17 Report
The Dutch Safety Board released results of a 15-month international investigation today detailing why Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 fell apart over Ukraine last year, killing 298. The crash, it said, was caused by a Russian-made 9M38 Buk missile. The West has long insisted that pro-Russian separatists targeted the aircraft, and Russia has pointed blame in Ukraine’s direction. Today’s report did not pin blame, and it reassured victims’ families that passengers would’ve lost consciousness almost immediately. Russia, meanwhile, plans to issue its own report.