June 19, 2019  |  Updated July 11, 2019

Suspects Named: Tracking Russia’s MH17 Conspiracy Narratives

By Nik Yarst
On Wednesday, June 19, the Joint Investigative Team (JIT), a Dutch-led international team of investigators, announced criminal proceedings would be launched against four individuals suspected in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board.

The suspects – three Russian citizens and one Ukrainian – are accused of playing a role in downing the civilian airliner, which was flying over territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine en-route to Malaysia from the Netherlands.

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