Contents tagged with MH17

  • The Netherlands considers inviting other countries to join MH17 lawsuit against Russia

    The Netherlands plans to involve other countries in the lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of the downed MH17 downed airliner, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsov, as cited by Ukrinform.

    In particular, the judicial process can involve states whose citizens died in the plane crash.

    "The Dutch side is considering the possibility of other countries joining this process. In particular, the CIS  member states and the states …

  • Kremlin: Russia has not been informed about MH17 lawsuit filed by the Netherlands

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) did not notify the Russian authorities of the lawsuit against it in connection with the downing of Malaysia Airlines airliner plane over the Donbas in 2014, said the Russian Ministry of Justice in a statement.

    "In the event of notification about the complaint, the Russian Ministry of Justice will start the necessary work in cooperation with the competent authorities. Before considering a substantive complaint, the European Court of Human Rights should …

  • Ukraine detains former top DPR intelligence official

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it detained in Kyiv a Ukrainian citizen, who in 2014-20 was one of the top officials in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and worked for the General Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (GRU of the Russian Federation).

    According to the SBU press service, he was actively involved in the creation of the DPR intelligence agency and other DPR structures.

    "The SBU has recordings of K.'s telephone …

  • Witness interview dates removed from MH17 case materials for safety concerns

    Dates of the witness interviews have been removed from the case materials of the downed flight MH17 in order to exclude identification of witnesses, said Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Gunduz Mammadov in an interview with Ukrinform.

    "As a rule, the questioning of witnesses who are given protection cannot be conducted in an open court hearing. In such cases, even the disclosure of the time and place of wintess interviews may pose a risk to their safety. For example, the dates of the …

  • Dutch prosecutor's office provides new evidence in MH17 case

    The Dutch prosecutor's office, during the court hearings in the case of the downing of Boeing MH17 plane over the Donbas in 2014, presented new recordings of telephone conversations that prove that the airliner was shot down by a Buk missile system.

    According to the Dutch news agency NRC, the recordings of the militants’ conversation, which were presented during the proceedings, are the most concrete evidence against the four defendants.

    According to the intercepted phone conversations, …

  • MH17 Trial: missile fragments found in the bodies of the air crash victims point to Russia

    29 steel fragments were found in the bodies of the crew members of the Malaysia Airlines airliner shot down over the Donbas in 2014. One of them is shaped like a butterfly, typical of the Buk missile of the type 9M38M1, said the Dutch prosecutor Thijs Berger at the trial in the MH17 downing case.

    According to him, another such fragment was found in the cockpit. Berger noted that there were "more similarities to the Buk 9M38M1 missile than to the 9M38 missile." The first type of missile is used …

  • Girkin's interview with Gordon to be included in MH17 trial materials

    The court in the Netherlands in the case of the downed Boeing flight MH17 over the Donbas in 2014 intends to include into the case materials an interview of one of the former commanders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Girkin, with Ukrainian journalist Dmytro Gordon, reports Deutsche Welle, citing the presiding judge, Hendrik Steenhuis.

    This is an interview that Gordon posted on his YouTube channel on May 18.

    In a nearly four-hour conversation with the journalist, Girkin …

  • MH17 trial resumes in the Netherlands

    On Monday, June 8, the court hearings in the case of the flight MH17 downed over the Donbas have resumed in the Netherlands.

    "As planned, the criminal case of MH17 will resume on Monday, June 8. However, due to the current coronavirus and relevant national guidelines, the court hearing block has been amended to allow a limited number of people to attend the courtroom at Schiphol Judicial Complex. Naturally, everyone can follow the hearings live," the court said in a statement.

    In addition to …

  • DPR detains defendant in MH17 downing case

    Leonid Kharchenko,the defendant in the case of the Boeing 777 flight MH17, has been detained in Donetsk , reported BBC with reference to a fellow militant and another source who was involved in DPR military command.

    DPR authorities detained Kharchenko near his home on March 11, two days after the Dutch court charged him with involvement in the MH17 disaster. However, according to BBC, Kharchenko's detention and subsequent arrest are connected with another criminal case.

    A co-worker of the …

  • Media names chief suspect in downing of Boeing MH17 over Donbas

    Investigators of The Insider, Bellingcat and the BBC have identified one of the key defendants in the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 over Donbas. Journalists claim that a high-ranking FSB official under investigation of the International Investigation Team (JIT) with the name "Vladimir Ivanovich" is Colonel-General Andrei Burlaka, deputy head of the Russian FSB border service.

    In November 2019, JIT published telephone conversations in which representatives of the self-proclaimed …