(CNN) Four people will be charged with murder and causing the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, five years after the plane was shot down in eastern Ukraine killing 298 people, international investigators said Wednesday. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said it would issue national and international arrest warrants Wednesday for the four suspects. Ukraine's Kharchenko had no military background, but is believed to have led a combat unit in Donetsk in July 2014. Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 sits in a field at the plane crash site in Hrabove, Ukraine. Investigators said they would not ask for the suspects to be extradited because the Russian and Ukrainian constitutions prohibit extraditing nationals.
Source: CNN June 19, 2019 11:20 UTC