The EU urged Russia to cooperate in MH17 case

EU high representative for foreign Affairs Josep Borrell called on Russia to cooperate “fully” with the investigation, studying the cause of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the sky over Ukraine.

on Monday, March 9, in the Hague, begins the process in the case of the downed over Ukraine Boeing 777-200ER Malaysia Airlines on 17 July 2014. In the communiqué, the heads of diplomacy of the European Union, released on Saturday in Brussels, a call addressed to “all States, including the Russian Federation”. The document reminds that the tragedy of flight MH17 has led to the deaths of 298 civilians from 17 different nationalities.

Borrell calls the beginning of the court “an important milestone on the road to establishing the truth and achieving justice for the victims of flight”. It is expected that the first meeting will feature several witnesses (different media gives different numbers, up to 13 people). Their identities are still kept secret.

the Boeing-777 Plane of Malaysia Airlines carrying out flight Amsterdam (Netherlands) — Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) was shot down in the skies over the Donetsk region on 17 July 2014. All were on Board 298 people were killed. The accident investigation conducted by the investigation group, which included representatives of law enforcement bodies of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Malaysia. During preliminary investigation it was alleged that the airliner was shot down by a missile launched from a Buk missile system, in the death of passengers accused of anti-aircraft missile brigade, stationed in Kursk. Russia rejects all speculation about her involvement in the death of the liner.