Contents tagged with MH17

  • Dutch investigators question former separatist commander over MH17 air disaster

    One of the leaders of the DPR, Igor Bezler (the former "commandant" of Horlivka with the call sign "Bes"), who currently lives in the annexed Crimea, talked to Dutch investigators (JIT) regarding the downed passenger flight, Boeing MH17, in July of 2014, Current Time reports.

    He discussed the conversation online. The authenticity of the account, from which the correspondence was conducted, was confirmed by his interlocutors.

    "In his testimony, Igor Bezler said he was not involved in the MH17 …

  • Russian general calls message about his involvement in the MH17 air disaster 'stupidity'

    Retired Colonel-General Nikolai Tkachev has called information that he may have been involved in the crash of the MH17 flight in the airspace over the Donbas in 2014 "stupidity", reports TASS.

    "I do not know who’s saying that, but it's obvious stupidity. I have lived in Yekaterinburg for many years;  I have been engaged in military-patriotic education of children. I am in constant contact with public organizations, participate in various public events, and am always under watch by the media," …

  • Dutch government: Russia trying to influence public opinion about MH17 crash

    Russian security services are spreading false news in the Netherlands to influence public opinion in the country, as stated by the Minister of the Internal Affairs of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren, reports Dutch News.

    "The Netherlands is being monitored by the Russian security services among others;" the minister said, and noted that "we should not assume Russia is the only one.”

    According to Ollongren, spreading disinformation is not a new phenomenon, but it is "easy, anonymous, fast and …

  • Dutch authorities decide not to declassify MH17 crash documents

    The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security may not declassify the documents concerning the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, as reported on the Dutch Council of State’s website.

    The statement notes that the Council of State has partially repealed the decision of the lower court, which ruled that the information on the catastrophe must be published. In this way, the council has reserved the state’s right to secrecy.

    The beginning of the document notes that this statement is a response to a …

  • Russia accuses Prosecutor of Netherlands of bias in investigation of MH17 crash

    Russia considers the Dutch prosecutor’s office unfair and biased in its accusations that Russia has not provided sufficient help in the investigation of the Malaysian Boeing disaster, which occurred in July 2014, said the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova.

    “Once again, we have confirmed what we observed initially in the matter of the investigation of the MN17 disaster, only now it is officially announced, in connection with the Attorney General of the …

  • Netherlands receive Buk missile from Georgia to investigate MH17 disaster

    The Dutch military received a Buk anti-aircraft missile and will use it in the investigation of the flight MH17 disaster, reports RTL Nieuws.

    According to the television channel, on February 21st of this year, members of the Dutch Military Intelligence Service and the Security Service flew to Georgia on a Hercules cargo aircraft that belongs to the Ministry of Defense.

    The Buk missile was handed over to them in Georgia. The next day the plane returned, and the missile was sent to the military …

  • US provides important evidence of MH17 crash

    The US has given important evidence to the investigators of the Malaysian Boeing 777 flight MH17 which was shot down over the Donetsk province in 2014, as stated by Dutch Chief Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke, who heads the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the MH17 case, in an interview for Novaya Gazeta.

    According to Westerbeke, the investigation group has gained access to photographs of the area taken by American satellites.

    “Yes, we do have them. A colleague in my office who has access to …

  • DPR separatists say they will give Netherlands human remains from MH17

    Representatives of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) say that they are willing to give the Netherlands the remains of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 which crashed on 17 July 2014.

    The self-proclaimed “DPR Prosecutor General’s Office” reacted in this way to the “reportage” of Patrick Lancaster, who is covering the conflict on the militants’ side.

    “Our coworkers, observing criminal procedural norms, have seized the available remains and have carried out an examination of them. The …

  • American Ambassador to Russia: US has reasons not to make public evidence of pro-Russian separatists’ involvement in the crash of MH17 flight in the Donbas

    The US has not declassified available evidence that the Malaysian Boeing from July 2014 was shot down from separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region, as US intelligence agencies are interested in keeping their sources of information secret, as stated in an interview with the radio station Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) by the US Ambassador to Russia, John Tefft.

    "There are sources and methods which they won't talk about. And it seems to me that any intelligence agency …

  • 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 ( …