Contents tagged with MH17

  • Netherlands issues stamp with soccer player shooting down MH17

    The Netherlands’ national mail operator, PostNL, has printed stamps depicting a connection between the FIFA World Cup in Russia and the MH17 aviation catastrophe of 2014, Dutch News outlet NOS reports. The stamp depicts a person kicking a ball so that it collides with a passenger plane. Below the image, the stamp reads “FIFA World Cup RUSSIA 2018”.

    The stamps were ordered through PostNL’s website, where anyone can design and order stamps with a personalized image. The company confirmed that an …

  • MH17 sentences could be served in Ukraine

    On June 12, the Dutch Parliament ratified an agreement with Ukraine concerning the prosecution of those responsible for the crash of the Malaysian Boeing flying route MH17 over the Donbas in 2014. The sentences can be served in Ukraine, and the court can use video conferencing, reported Deutsche Welle.

    The approved agreement reinforces the position that the court proceedings will take place in a Dutch court, more specifically in the Hague. If sentences are passed, they can be implemented in …

  • Netherlands: Ukraine cannot be responsible for MH17 crash

    The Netherlands does not consider Ukraine responsible for the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas due to the airspace over the region not being closed.

    Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok responded to a question on this matter from ministers of parliament, Dutch news outlet NOS reports. In the question, the legislators noted that, if Ukraine had information that Buk missile launchers had appeared in the conflict region, Kyiv would have had reason to close the airspace over the dangerous …

  • NATO Secretary General: Russia should take responsibility for the crash of MH17

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that he agrees with the conclusions of the international investigation team on Russia's involvement in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the East of Ukraine in the summer of 2014, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "I agree with the Dutch government's assessment concerning the Malaysian Boeing. Russia has to admit its responsibility," Stoltenberg said at the session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, as quoted by the Alliance's spokesperson, …

  • Ukraine intends to demand UN recognize Russia as sponsor of terrorism

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal wrote on her Facebook page that Ukraine plans to submit a memorandum on Russia's violation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism to the International Court of Justice.

    “The fact that everybody knew why Russia used its veto at the UN Security Council in 2015 and blocked the creation of a tribunal to investigate the circumstances of the crash of the MH17 flight has been proven …

  • US Department of State agrees with findings of MH-17 investigation

    The State Department has released a statement on its website noting that the US does not doubt the findings of the Joint Investigative Team (JIT) in the course of the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing in the Donbas.

    "It is time for Russia to cease its lies and account for its role in the shoot down [of the aircraft]," the press statement said.

    It also called on Moscow to respect and comply with UN Security Council resolution 216, which requires all states to …

  • Netherlands: MH-17 flight was shot down by Russian military

    The international investigative group has accused Russian soldiers of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane in the Donetsk province on July 17, 2014.

    Based on the forensic results, collected evidence and eyewitnesses’ photographic material, radar data and satellite pictures provided by Ukraine, Russia and the US, the international investigative group was able to provide irrefutable evidence of which kind of weapon was used to shoot down the Malaysian Boeing, where the weapon came from, and …

  • Dutch investigators: Russian radars were not capable of detecting Buk missile that shot down MH17 flight over Ukraine

    The International Investigation Team (JIT) published a statement on the Dutch prosecutor’s website on April 3rd regarding the MH17 crash. “The missile launched from the Buk does not necessary have to be visible to the radar stations of Ust-Donetsk [a settlement in the Rostov region of Russia],” the statement says. “The missile is missing from the radar images due to flight properties—in particular, speed.”

    The investigation team consists of representatives from investigative and legal bodies …

  • The Netherlands opened a memorial to the victims of the MH17 crash in the Donbas

    The Dutch city of Eindhoven opened a memorial to the victims of the crash of flight MH17 that was shot down in the sky over the Donbas in 2014, the Ukrainian Embassy reported on Twitter. "The tragedy of MH17 united us! We will always remember and will do everything to bring those responsible to justice!" the message of the Ukrainian Embassy reads. The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down on July 17 over the territory of Ukraine near the village of …

  • Netherlands names court to hear MH17 case

    The suspects in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing flight MH17, which crashed in the Donbas in 2014, will be tried at the District Court of The Hague. This decision was taken by the Dutch Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs.

    Relatives of the victims of the plane crash will be allowed to participate in the trial, regardless of their nationality. Thus, all victims will be provided with equal rights.

    In addition, all the suspects involved in the crash will be examined over the course of the …