They said the Russian-made BUK missile that brought down the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine in July 2014 was from a military unit based in the city of Kursk.
Investigators say the missile system was transported across Russia's border to Ukraine.
Prosecutors said they have presented their findings to Moscow and are seeking answers, but so far have not received a response.
"They have practically no doubt that the BUK missile came from Russian Federation".
The German government supports calls for those who shot down MH17 to be held accountable for their actions, government spokeswoman Martina Fietz told reporters.
Image Part of the missile was displayed at the investigation's media conference
"It looks much like the Skripal affair when they said that it was "highly likely" done by Russians but Scotland Yard immediately said that the investigation is ongoing and will take some time", he told reporters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has said that Russia has been barred from the worldwide investigation and thus can't trust its results.
The Russian foreign ministry also denounced what it called an attempt to "discredit Russia in the eyes of the worldwide community", but investigators, who painstaking recreated the BUK missile system's route from Kursk across the border into rebel-held eastern Ukraine using videos and photos, stood by their findings.
The global investigation into the downing of MH17 has since established that that and other Russian versions of events are false.
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The Russian Defense Ministry also alleged that the missile belonged to Ukrainian forces.
The Dutch government urged "Russia to enter into talks aimed at finding a solution that would do justice to the tremendous suffering and damage caused by the downing of MH17".
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, rejected the accusations. He expressed hope that this case would not only compensate for the losses financially, but also "add pressure on Russian Federation with the aim to strengthen cooperation during the criminal investigation of the tragedy and extradition of the suspects".
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said he spoke to his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok by phone about the incident, according to the TASS news agency. "If military weapons can be deployed and then used to bring down civilian aircraft in what was essentially a war zone, then global security is at risk and we call on all countries to inform the Russian Federation that its conduct is unacceptable".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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