A Ukrainian fighter pilot blamed for downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, has died. Moscow blamed Capt. Vladyslav Voloshyn, 29, of downing MH17 flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, over Ukraine.
Mykolaiv police said in a statement, Voloshyn commit suicide and a military service pistol was found at the scene of his death, but the case will be probed under the “premeditated murder” section of Ukraine’s penal code.
Voloshyn received medal for bravery and had flown 33 combat missions in a Su-25 ground attack jet against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The Dutch investigators concluded, a Buk missile that had been moved from Russia into eastern Ukraine had destroyed the Boeing 777 jet, killing 298 people on July 17, 2014, but the Moscow claims that the was brought down by the Ukrainian military.