The Russian government has handed over extra radar data on downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) to the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team researching the July 2014 crash.
Russia provided the data and instructions for decoding it at the request of the Netherlands, according to the website of the Dutch prosecutor’s office. The investigators will now decode and thoroughly examine both the new data and radar data previously provided by Moscow.
On July 17, 2014, MH17 crashed over Ukraine's occupied east, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew members onboard.
Although the case is still being investigated, the evidence strongly suggests that the commercial airliner was downed by a surface-to-air missile provided by Russia and fired from separatist-controlled Ukrainian territory.