February 4, 2019  |  Updated February 5, 2019

Russia Complains MH-17 Investigation Keeps Secrets from Moscow. True, with Russia as the Main Suspect

By Fatima Tlis
Indonesia -- Widi Yuliono a relative of John Paulisen, shows photographs of John Paulisen (Top-L), Yuli Hastini (Top-R), Arjuna Martin Paulisen (L) and Sri Paulisen (R) who are victims of the Malaysian Airline flight MH 17 plane downing in eastern Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova complained on Wednesday, January 23, that Dutch authorities were refusing to share with Russia all the details of the ongoing investigation into the shoot-down of Malaysian Airlines MH-17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, which killed all 298 people abroad. Zakharova also claimed that despite the Netherlands’ non-cooperative attitude, Russia has fully satisfied every request from the Joint Investigative Team (JIT).

Of the two claims — that Russia is fully satisfying JIT requests and the Netherlands is not sharing all details with Russia – only the latter is true, while the first remains debatable and likely false.

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