Contents tagged with MH17

  • 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 ( …

  • 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 …