Contents tagged with Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

  • Russian Defense Ministry claims MH17 was downed by Ukrainian missile

    The Russian Defense Ministry claims that the missile which shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Donetsk province on July 17, 2014, belonged to a Ukrainian military unit.

    At a press conference on Monday, Lieutenant General Nikolai Parshin, chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Missile and Artillery Directorate said  the Russian Defense Ministry has supposedly established that the 9M38 missile for the Buk anti-air system that shot down the Boeing was sent in December 1986 to …

  • Russia intends to prohibit its military from posting on social networks

    The Russian government submitted the bill to the State Duma prohibiting Russian military from posting on the internet any data about themselves or their colleagues. The ban will be implemented through additional amendments to the law "On the status of military personnel".

    The amendments state that military personnel will be prohibited from posting photos, video, geotags on the social networks as well as other data that can reveal information about the nature of their service, the activities of …

  • Poroshenko signs a bill allowing Netherlands to prosecute in Ukraine those responsible for MH17 air disaster

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill ratifying an agreement with the Netherlands regarding their international judicial cooperation. This decision will allow the Dutch to carry out a legal process concerning the crash of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donbass in 2014, the president’s press office announced.

    President Petro Poroshenko has signed bills “which ratify an agreement between Ukraine and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for international judicial …

  • Netherlands Working Towards Prosecution of MH17 Culprits in the Coming Months

    In the next few months, Dutch authorities will choose the best strategy for criminal prosecution and indictment of the suspects who may have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Ukrinform reports that this statement was made by Bert Koenders, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands on Monday in Brussels at a meeting of the foreign affairs committee.

    According to him, the current phase of prosecution “is actively continuing” and the perpetrators of this tragedy must be punished. " …