October 13, 2015 / 1:25 PM / 4 years ago

International prosecution team identifies 'persons of interest' in MH17 probe

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An international team of prosecutors conducting a criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 said on Tuesday it had identified “persons of interest”.

The statement followed the publication earlier in the day of the final report on the cause of the crash by the Dutch Safety Board, which found that the plane was probably downed by a Russian-built missile.

Prosecutors said their independent findings so far “point in that same direction.”

The statement by the Dutch-led team did not identify any suspects by name.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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