The UK is committed to supporting the families of the ten British Nationals who lost their lives in the MH17 crash. UK police (Family Liaison Officers) continue to update the bereaved families of the MH17 disaster in response to information from the Joint Investigation Team in The Netherlands.
Thanks to the thorough and painstaking work of the Joint Investigation Team over the past four years, we know that the aircraft was brought down by a Russian Buk-type missile belonging to the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Military Brigade of the Russian army which was launched from an area held by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Russian Government must now account for its actions. We have not made a specific assessment of the impact of the GRU’s activity on the achievement of justice for the victims of flight MH17. All organisations involved in the criminal investigation and process to establish international responsibility for MH17 have an acute awareness of the threat from Russia to the integrity of the process.