According to the Dutch public Prosecutor, the launch was carried from the field near the Ukrainian city of Pervomaisk, and the launcher is then sent back to Russia, according to the publication NOS. This is the area at the time of the crash was under the control of Pro-Russian militias, the newspaper notes.
Investigators have data on approximately one hundred other suspects who could be involved in the launch, the Prosecutor said.
Westerbeke reported on the findings of an International group of investigators involved in the investigation of the crash, which killed 298 people, their relatives. NOS does not specify how he learned about what the Prosecutor said.
The official presentation of the report of the investigators is scheduled for 15:00 GMT.