Contents tagged with MH17

  • Ukraine places MH17 crash suspect Vladimir Tsemakh on wanted list

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has placed Vladimir Tsemakh on the national wanted list, Ukrayinsky Noviny (Ukrainian News) reported, citing the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s list of wanted persons. Tsemakh is a former anti-air defense commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), and an important witness in the case surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17) over the Donbas in 2014.

    Tsemakh has been accused of committing the crimes envisaged by §3 Article 258 (the …

  • Netherlands accuses Russia of obstructing questioning of Tsemakh on MH17 case

    The Netherlands believes that Russia allowed the terrorist Vladimir Tsemakh to leave the country in order to avoid extraditing him in the context of the MH17 case, Eurointegration reports, citing the findings of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service. Tsemakh features in the case as a suspect, but more evidence is required to prosecute him.

    “The Public Prosecution Service has come to the conclusion that Russia knowingly acknowledged that Tsemakh had left its territory, and thus declined to …

  • Girkin considers extradition and indictment in MH17 case possible in light of new phone call evidence

    Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, former “defense minister” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has admitted that the investigators of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 catastrophe have intercepted a phone call from 2014 between him and then “prime minister” of the DPR Alexander Borodai. Girkin published his reaction to the recording on VKontakte, a Russian social network.

    The Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) report mentions an intercepted phone call from August 13, 2014, in which …

  • Berlin: new accusations against Russia in MH17 aircraft crash are 'very serious'

    German Federal Foreign Office spokesperson, Maria Adebar, said that the accusations brought against Russia in the MH17 aircraft crash by the Joint investigation team (JIT) on Thursday are "very serious," reports Deutsche Welle.

    The German government once again called on Russia to actively contribute to the investigation into the of MH-17 aircraft crash over the Donbas in 2014.

    "Those responsible for this crime, the destruction of MH17 flight aircraft, must be identified and brought to justice, …

  • MH17 investigators: Moscow orchestrated capture of Donbas

    The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that is investigating the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 catastrophe which took place over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 has published new information which proves the connection between the separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Russian government officials.

    The team released recordings of intercepted phone calls made by the leadership of the self-proclaimed republic, including Defense Minister Igor “Strelkov” Girkin and Prime Minister Alexander …

  • Suspect in MH-17 case is willing to testify if Dutch investigators come to Donbas

    The retired Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) militant Vladimir Tsemakh is willing to testify to the Dutch investigators about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 catastrophe, but only if the investigators come to the part of the Donbas that is controlled by pro-Russian militants, Interfax reports, citing Tsemakh’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena.

    “Naturally, the questioning can only take place in his homeland, in the Donbas,” the attorney said.

    However, Kucherena added that Tsemakh will only testify …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky and Dutch Foreign Minister discuss MH17 crash investigation

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with the Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok. During the meeting, the parties discussed their cooperation to complete the investigation and conduct a trial in the case of the Boeing-777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in the Donetsk region in 2014, reports the press service of Ukrainian President.

    The Ukrainian President informed Stef Blok about the security situation in the Donbas, as well as the efforts to end a military conflict.

    They also …

  • Dutch parliament votes to investigate ‘Ukraine’s role’ in MH17 air crash

    The parliament of the Netherlands has voted to investigate Ukraine’s role in the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 catastrophe that took place over Ukraine’s Donetsk province in 2014, said Chris van Dam, a member of the Christian Democratic party, in a tweet.

    Van Dam said that the party motioned to investigate the fact that Ukraine did not close the airspace over the Donbas.

    The Dutch MP noted that his party’s motion was approved unanimously in parliament.

    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo …

  • Netherlands considers Tsemakh MH17 plane crash suspect, not witness, following Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap

    The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service has reclassified Vladimir Tsemakh from a witness to a suspect in the case concerning the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, European Parliament member Kati Piri told DW in an interview.

    According to her, the Joint Investigation Team and the Dutch prosecution service have distributed a letter stating that Tsemakh is now considered a suspect.

    Kati Piri was the author of an open letter signed on September 4 by 40 …

  • Ukraine releases another witness of the MH17 crash

    The Ukrainian court released from custody ex-militant of Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Nevedrov, who guarded pieces of MH17 Boeing 777  which was shot down over the Donbas in 2014. The court gave him a suspended sentences of 5 years, reports LB.ua news outlet citing the materials of the court.

    Nevedrov was arrested in February in Toretsk and was accused of involvement in an illegal armed groups. Nevedrov had admitted his guilt.

    He was born in Yenakiieve. Since 2002 he was convicted five …