>> MH17 was shot down by a Russian made missile fired from rebel held areas in Eastern Ukraine. The verdict from international prosecutors on Wednesday. The result challenging Moscow's claim that the Malaysian Airlines flight, on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in July 2014, was brought down by Ukrainian military.
Reuter's senior correspondent Toby Sterling was at the news conference in the Netherlands.>> The missile that brought the plane down was launched from territory in Eastern Ukraine that was held by pro Russia rebels. That the missile launcher itself was a Russian made missile launcher and missile, that was brought from Russia shortly before the plane was shot down.
And finally that it was returned to Russian territory immediately after the plane was shot down.>> All 298 people on board MH17, most of them Dutch citizens, were killed. The prosecutors cannot file charges, as there's no international agreement on what court a case could be heard in. But victim's relatives want to know who is responsible, in a hope it might eventually lead to prosecutions.
>> There's a lot of political questions that have to be answered, because of course until now, Russia has not been cooperating in full with the investigation. And with what's been said today, there's the strong implication that there may be Russian suspects eventually named in a legal suit, a criminal suit.
> A civilian investigation by the Dutch Safety Board last year also concluded that MH17 was hit by a missile fired from Eastern Ukraine. But Moscow denied that pro-Russian rebels were responsible. It's response on Wednesday, quote, there is no rocket. If there was a rocket it could only have been fired from elsewhere.