Officials said that 100 people had some role in the downing of the Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur-bound flight and appealed for Russian soldiers, their families and friends to come forward with any information to be used for a criminal prosecution.
Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said at a news conference in the Netherlands on Thursday that investigators "scrutinized images" and established a "type of fingerprint" of where the missile came from. "When we will be ready, it' is not possible to say at the moment because there is still a lot of work to do".
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He said investigators were not yet ready to identify individual suspects publicly or to issue indictments, but that when they do he expects cooperation, or a firm worldwide political response.
The announcement came a day after Malaysia's new government announced that it would soon end its search for another Malaysian airliner, flight MH370, which disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing four years ago.
"In these circumstances, we have legitimate questions about the true underlying cause of the decision of the JIT to disclose the preliminary conclusion", the Foreign Ministry statement said.
In the aftermath of the downing of the jet, Russian state media floated a number of conspiracy theories that attempted to spread disinformation about the incident.
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Eric Holcomb, R, released a statement saying his "thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible situation". Parents were advised that if they did not receive a phone call from school officials, their children were fine.
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The plane lost contact with air traffic control about 50km (30 miles) from the Russia-Ukraine border.
In a statement, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said: "That a sophisticated weapon belonging to the Russian Army was dispatched and used to shoot down a civilian aircraft should be of grave global concern. We are discussing these findings with our partners and considering our options", she said in a statement.
Investigators have been working to determine whether Russian troops shot down the plane or whether it was Ukrainian rebels to whom the antiaircraft system had been supplied. The investigation team draws together investigators from five countries and any identified suspects would stand trial in a Dutch court. In all there were 17 nationalities on board including Australians, Britons, Malaysians and Indonesians.
Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok, who recently held talks in Moscow about MH17, said Thursday's revelations were "an important piece of the puzzle" offering "more clarity" about what had happened.
Russian Federation has repeatedly denied playing a part in the attack.
"Within the framework of cooperation with Dutch law enforcement agencies, the Russian side presented exhaustive evidence... including field tests that clearly indicate the involvement of the Ukrainian Buk systems in the destruction of the passenger Boeing [aircraft] from the Netherlands in the sky of Ukraine", the Russian Defense Ministry said added. "I am very impressed by the evidence that has been collected".
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte chose to shorten his visit to India by a day and join cabinet talks on May 25 about the new findings, Dutch news agency ANP reported.