Ukraine Handed to Netherlands Criminal Cases of Suspects in MH17 Crash
The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines, operating the MH17 Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flight, was shot down in the sky over Donbas on July 17, 2014. Onboard the aircraft were 298 people, all of them died
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Ukraine handed over to the Netherlands criminal proceedings against the former “Minister of Defense” of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) and three other militants suspected of involvement in the crash of a Boeing 777 passenger plane on flight MH17. Ukrainian News reported it with reference to the response of the Special Service of Ukraine (SBU).
“Criminal proceedings against these individuals will be sent to a court, which will begin in the Netherlands approximately in March 2020, ”the response to the publication’s request said.
At this, the SBU refused to answer whether the suspect had chosen preventive measures and whether they were put on the wanted list.
The SBU said that, according to the agreement on the establishment of an international investigation team, no information can be made public in the press without the consent of other parties to the agreement.
The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines, operating the MH17 Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flight, was shot down in the sky over Donbas on July 17, 2014. Onboard the aircraft were 298 people, all of them died.
In May, authorities in Australia and the Netherlands officially accused Russia of involvement in the crash of a Boeing MH17 over the Donbas.
This was preceded by a report from the International Investigation Team. Investigators concluded that the Buk complex, from which the Malaysian Boeing was shot down in the Donetsk region, belonged to the 53rd anti-aircraft missile defense team based in the Russian city of Kursk.
On June 19, the International Investigation Team named four suspects in the plane crash: Russians Sergey Dubinsky (Khmuryy), Oleg Pulatov (Gyurza), Igor Girkin (Strelkov) and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko (Krot).