International investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 have found “strong indications” that implicate Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Investigators said on Wednesday that it’s highly likely that Putin approved the decision to provide Russian separatists with long-range anti-aircraft missiles that were used to shoot down the plane, a passenger jet that was carrying almost 300 people at the time.
Prosecutors noted that despite “strong indications” that Putin approved the decision, they did not have “concrete enough” evidence to prosecute. Two former Russian state security officers and a separatist leader in Ukraine were convicted of murder in the downing, but none were ever arrested or extradited. The Kremlin has denied that Russia was involved.
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