Dutch board says Russian-made missile downed MH17

Findings do not specify who launched BUK missile which brought down passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was hit and downed by a Russian-made surface-to-air BUK missile over eastern Ukraine last year, the Dutch Safety Board says.

The long-awaited findings of the board, which was not empowered to address questions of responsibility, did not specify on Tuesday who launched the missile.

All 298 people – most of them Dutch and including 80 children – died
in the crash on July 17, 2014.

The Russian maker of BUK missiles on Tuesday sought to discredit the findings of the inquiry into the downing of the passenger jet over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year.