The decision of the court in the Hague to maintain the anonymity of the witnesses in the case of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, undermining confidence in him, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.

“In fact, the decree for witness anonymity can have far-reaching consequences, including in terms of confidence in the validity of final court decision, whatever it was,” she said at the briefing.

Earlier, the district court of the Hague refused the protection of Russian Oleg Pulatova, a suspect in the case, the declassification of the names of witnesses.

The trial started in the Netherlands on March 9. March 23 because of the situation with coronavirus the meeting was held in a truncated format. It is expected that consideration will continue on 8 June.

The Boeing 777, EN route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk region. Died on Board 283 passengers and 15 crew members.