Dutch investigators were unable to decipher MH17 data that Russia sent

Dutch Investigators received data concerning the case of the MH17 flight crash from Russian radar controls in a format that does not conform to international standards. Consequently, the attempts to decipher the data to get a clearer picture of the events have failed so far, as reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to the representative of the Netherlands Prosecutor's Office in Amsterdam.

In particular, "more data is needed to properly understand what is depicted on the images from the radars," the DPA news agency quoted the representative of the Prosecutor’s Office saying. According to the De Telegraaf newspaper, there has already been a request to the Russian side to provide suitable information. Russia provided the investigators with the data they had requested in October 2016, shortly after an interim report of the international investigation group was published, in September, in which it was reported that a hit by a missile series 9M38 launched from a Buk missile system, which was delivered to the Ukrainian territory from Russia, was the cause of the crash.

Earlier, it was reported that the MH17 crash victims' families demanded that the search be resumed for the remains. On September 28th, 2016, a joint investigation team in the Netherlands, which included Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, announced that the plane of the Malaysian airline’s flight MH17 was shot down on July 17th, 2014, from the SAM Buk that was brought from Russia. The investigation team also found that the plane was shot down precisely by a 9M38 type of a missile, the type with which the modification of the Russian SAM Buk is armed.

  Netherlands, Russia, MH17

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