Dutch investigators due to the specific data format are unable to decode the information from the radar, provided by Moscow in the framework of the investigation of the crash Malaysian Boeing flight MH17 in the sky over the Donbas. It is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to Austrian newspaper Standart.
In a statement, the Dutch Prosecutor’s office, quoted by the newspaper, said that the information about images from the radar are provided in a format that does not conform to international standards.
How to write Dutch media, the investigators have already sent to Moscow a request for reopening providing information in a more easy to decrypt form. “In order to better understand what is depicted in the pictures with the radar, additional information is needed,” said the Prosecutor.
A Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines, carrying out flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down on 17 July 2014 over separatist-controlled territory in Donetsk region. Killed all 298 people on Board.
A joint investigation team (JIT) in September last year, has released a preliminary report which stated that the Boeing was shot down by a missile 9M38 series, released from anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk”. The launch site was named a field near the village of Pervomayskaya, which, according to investigators, was under the control of the separatists of the DPR. Shot down the plane “Buk” was delivered from Russia, established investigators.
In the Kremlin this investigation did not agree. The Russian foreign Ministry claimed that Moscow has reasons to doubt the impartiality of the JIT. Russia, said the Agency considers the methods of work of the investigative group are opaque and biased.