What exactly is the Joint Investigation Team investigating?
The Joint Investigation Team has examined all human remains, personal belongings and wreckage of the airplane which were found in the vicinity of the crash site for the purpose of establishing the cause of the crash. The traces that were found and secured are being compared and examined by experts. Experts in many areas (such as weapons experts) have been consulted and information has been requested from different countries. The Joint Investigation Team is still identifying and hearing a large number of witnesses on a daily basis.
Apart from the cause of the crash, the investigation is also aimed at identifying and prosecuting the perpetrators. Therefore, investigation should be focused on roles and intent regarding the shooting down of flight MH17 as well. In this respect, the JIT depends largely on the testimonies of witnesses. Both the investigation into the perpetrators and their eventual arrest are complicated matters and will be time-consuming.
In an info-graphic the Joint Investigation Team provides a summary of all aspects of the investigation.