MH17 investigators release calls between ‘top Russian officials and Ukraine rebels’

All 283 passengers and 15 crew were killed when the Kuala Lumpur-bound jet was shot down over Ukraine.

Philip Whiteside, international news reporter | SKY News |

Investigators say a Russian-made missile shot down the plane

(SKY News Online) – Investigators looking into the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane have released recordings of phone calls they say are between Ukrainian separatists and top Russian officials.

They say they show the degree to which the “leadership” of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic was talking to “leaders in Moscow”.

Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014 while flying between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur.

A statement from the international team said: “There was almost daily telephone contact between the leadership of the DPR and their contacts in the Russian Federation.

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