‘Compelling evidence Russians shot down MH17’

Kiev - Ukraine has “compelling evidence” that the crew which operated the missile system Kiev says shot down a Malaysian airliner were Russian citizens and they must be questioned, the country's counter intelligence chief said on Saturday.

Vitaly Nada told a news conference: “We have compelling evidence that this terrorist act was committed with the help of the Russian Federation. We know clearly that the crew of this system were Russian citizens.”

A doll lies at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka. Credit: AP

He also called on Russia to give Ukraine the names and surnames of the crew so that Kiev could question them. - Reuters