The Netherlands is expected to conclude that MH17 was shot by a Russian-made missile 0The Netherlands is expected to conclude that MH17 was shot by a Russian-made missile 0

A separatist gunman controls the area near the scene of the MH17 disaster in the Donetsk region on July 18, 2014.

MH17 was shot down on July 17, 2014 while flying over separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch citizens.

Western experts believe that the separatists shot down the plane, possibly mistaking it for a Ukrainian military aircraft.

Tjibbe Joustra, director of the Dutch Safety Board (DSB), will today present the results of the investigation, first to the families of the victims, then to the press at the military base in Gilze-Rijen, Reuters

The investigation result is expected to be that MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made Buk missile, although according to international aviation accident investigation regulations, the DSB does not have the authority to make accusations.

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, yesterday accused the DSB of `ignoring` much information related to the MH17 disaster provided by Moscow.

The Netherlands is also leading an international criminal investigation.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte plans to hold a press conference immediately after the investigation results are announced.

Almaz-Antey, the manufacturer of the Buk missile, will also hold a separate press conference today to announce the results of a test conducted by the company to prove that its missile is not the type that shot down MH17.

See more: Russia test-fired a Buk missile at a plane of the same type as MH17

In addition to the cause of the disaster, the DSB will also answer a number of other important questions such as why the MH17 flight path went through the conflict zone in Ukraine.

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