Contents tagged with MH17

  • Media: Russia freed separatist commander Pogodin out of fear that he could give evidence about those responsible for MH17 crash

    Vadim Pogodin, a militant of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" (DPR) who has been released in the Crimea, could give evidence about the individuals involved in the crash of the MN17 aircraft in the Donbas in the summer of 2014, as reported by Novaya Gazeta. Ukrainian authorities suspect Pogodin of the brutal murder of schoolboy Stepan Chubenko, and have demanded his extradition. However, deputies in Russia, as well as former militant leaders, including Sergei Dubinsky aka Hmuriy ( …

  • For the sake of the MH17 case, the Netherlands will introduce conviction in absentia

    The Netherlands is changing the legislation regarding in absentia condemnation for the perpetrators of the crash of the Malaysian Airlines jetliner MH17 which was downed over eastern Ukraine, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine on European integration Olena Zerkal during an interview with Hromadske.

    "They [the Dutch authorities] are amending the legislation. This is why the negotiations on the agreement have continued for so long. In order to make this possible, together with the …

  • Klimkin: Ukraine will do everything it can to bring to justice those responsible for the MH17 disaster

    The world and families of those killed in the crash of the Boeing-777 MH17 flight, should know who is responsible for the murder of their loved ones, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.

    "Could economic and political sanctions compensate for the grief of all those who have lost their loved ones? No, I'm afraid it's impossible. But the Ukrainian government took upon itself an obligation - and we are determined to do everything possible to publicize the truth …

  • Media: Russia closed its skies near Donbas 24h before the MH17 tragedy

    “24 hours before the tragedy with the MH17 plane, Russia placed a ban on flights in the airspace neighboring the Donbas,” Russian Forbes reported, citing the Dutch Safety Board (DSB).

    The ban came into force from midnight on July 17, that is, the day when the passenger plane flying the MH17 flight was shot down. “Russia suddenly, on the night of the 17th of July 2014, by issuing the document NOTAM UUUUV6158/14, placed a restriction on commercial flights to the Russian airspace neighboring with …

  • Media finds colleague of Russian general responsible for transportation of the Buk missile system which brought down the MH17

    A Russian journalist managed to track down a person who claims that the voice which can be heard in the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) recordings about the Boeing belongs to Russian Colonel Sergey Dubinsky, who is believed to be responsible for the transfer of the Buk missile system which shot down the Boeing MH17.

    This is described in the research of Pavel Kanygin for Nova Gazeta.

    Sergey Tiunov, leader of Zaporizhia Self-Defense organization and war veteran in Afghanistan, recognized …

  • Bellingcat has found new data about the role of former Russian officer in the downing of MH17

    The international group of investigators from Bellingcat has released new data about the involvement of the former Russian officer, Sergey Dubinsky, also known as Khmuryi (Grumpy), in the use of a Russian Buk missile system in the occupied Donbas. In 2014, a Malaysian airliner was shot down from this Buk missile system and all 298 passengers on board were killed.Since the publication of their preliminary report last month, investigators have obtained new data that additionally confirms the …

  • Russia explained why it passed unreadable pictures on the MH17 case to the Netherlands

    The Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, stated that the reformatting of data obtained from Russian radar showing the moment of the crash of a Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas into the required file format will lead to "significant data loss,” as reported by Interfax , citing the Federal Air Transport Agency. 

    "The data from the radio detection and ranging station was transferred to the Dutch in an unprocessed form, which automatically indicates its authenticity and exclusivity. The …

  • Bellingcat names retired Russian military intelligence officer involved in downing of MH-17

    On Wednesday, February 14, independent expert and journalist group Bellingcat released a new report about the investigation of the downing of the Malaysian Boeing aircraft, which had been operating Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 in the airspace above the Donbas. The document establishes the identity of an individual officer, nicknamed ‘Gloomy’, who had apparently been involved in the carriage of ‘Buk’ anti-aircraft missile system that caused the Boeing to crash.

    The report’s authors noted …

  • Dutch investigators were unable to decipher MH17 data that Russia sent

    Dutch Investigators received data concerning the case of the MH17 flight crash from Russian radar controls in a format that does not conform to international standards. Consequently, the attempts to decipher the data to get a clearer picture of the events have failed so far, as reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to the representative of the Netherlands Prosecutor's Office in Amsterdam.

    In particular, "more data is needed to properly understand what is depicted on the images from the …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office has identified 100 people involved in the downing of MH17

    The Ukrainian Prosector General's investigation into Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over the Donbas in the summer of 2014 has identified 100 people involved in the catastrophe, as stated by the First Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Dmytro Storozhuk, during a briefing, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    "All 100 people were identified," he said.

    Storozhuk explained that those indentified were allegedly involved in the transportation of the Buk missile system, the crew, who …