Dutch investigators say the missile that brought down the Malaysia Airlines flight nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. The jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin is coming to Germany on Saturday to discuss Syria, Ukraine and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Angela Merkel. But what can the two long-serving leaders hope to say that they haven't said before?
International investigators have said detailed analysis of video images showed the missile used to down the Malaysian flight came from a Russian military unit. Russia has always denied involvement in the incident.
Strongly supported by the US, the Dutch and Australian governments are holding Russia legally responsible for downing the Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014. Officials say they may take the case to an international court.
EU leaders agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for six months over the Ukraine conflict. But there are concerns that the Trump-Putin summit in July may disrupt a common stance.
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