What we learnt from the MH17 report and what we still don't know

The preliminary report into the MH17 disaster is out and has confirmed that the Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down.

The Boeing 777 crashed on 17 July over eastern Ukraine with the loss of all 298 passengers and crew.

But one thing that the Dutch Safety Board investigation into the crash will not do is assign blame. Despite many claims that the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile supplied by Russia to separatist rebels the investigation will only discuss safety recommendations for the future, in line with aviation convention.

The investigators intend to publish a full report within a year of the crash.

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