Investigators: MH17 plane downed from area controlled by unrecognised Donetsk People’s Republic

Malaysia said Saturday intelligence reports on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are ‘pretty conclusive’ and investigators are now working on assembling physical evidence that can be presented to court.

The statement was made by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the press conference he was giving together with Australian PM Tony AbbotThe World Street Journal reports.

Investigators believe the plane was brought down by a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

According to the Malaysian PM, the next step to be made is assembling physical evidence, which is necessary for bringing the case to court. Iinvestigators will need at least a few weeks to search the crash site in the volatile Donetsk region for remains and evidence, Mr Razak added. Their report is expected to be released on Tuesday.

On July, 17 a Malaysia Airlines Boeing, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was downed and fell in Donetsk region, Ukraine. There were 298 persons, including 85 children. All of them died.

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