> Russia shrugging off blame for the downing of flight MH17, the Kremlin's defense minister speaking at a news conference on Monday saying pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine did not fire a missile at the aircraft. MH17 was shot down in Eastern Ukraine two years ago, killing all 298 people on board.
A final report from the Dutch safety board concluded shortly after that the plane was brought down by a Russian-made Buk missile. But prosecutors conducting the criminal investigation are to publish their report on Wednesday. Reuters Toby Sterling is following the story from Amsterdam.>> I don't think we should expect a full report on everything that they know.
Some of the evidence that they've gathered is gonna be kind of kept in a dossier until they're ready to actually bring a case. But the things that they promised to let us know are what is the exact weapon that was used to bring down Flight MH17, as well what was the exact location from which it was fired.
And then there's going to be questions and they may go further, it's possible that they could go further and start naming suspects or giving an idea of who they think the suspects are.>> If investigators do go that way, it could lead to tougher more difficult questions, such as where will these suspects be tried, what country, and under what law.
Most of the passengers on the plane were of Dutch nationality, but there was a push from other countries to assemble an international panel in the UN to hold a trial, and idea which has been vetoed by Russia.