“the Government is fully confident in the independence and quality of Dutch justice” — responded to a request from Moscow on the case of the crash of flight MH17 Malaysia Airlines in 2014 the Minister of justice of the Netherlands, Ferdie Grapperhaus.
the Netherlands refused to inform Moscow of the criminal proceedings against three Russian suspected of involvement in the disaster, reports “Interfax”. Please Russia in attention was not accepted, Grapperhaus added that the trial of the suspects are important for establishment of truth and justice.
Flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight MH17 Boeing 777 was shot down in Eastern Donetsk region, about 60 kilometers from the Russian border. On Board the plane were 298 people. They all died. Most of the victims were residents of the Netherlands. It was engaged in investigation of circumstances of accident.
the head of the Royal Prosecutor of the Netherlands Fred vesterbeke 19 June 2019 said that three Russian citizens and one citizen of Ukraine suspected of involvement in the crash of the Malaysian airliner. This is Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Kharchenko. Thus under the criminal law of the Netherlands, if the person was not present during the Commission of a crime, but was involved in it, but was involved, he too is guilty.
Fred vesterbeke felt that the plane was shot down installation “Buk”. According to the Dutch Prosecutor, the installation of “Beech” missile was provided by Russia.
the Trial begins in the judicial complex Schiphol on 9 March. Oleg Pulatova will protect two lawyers from the Netherlands. Whether to attend the trial of the Russians or their defenders – is not known.
Igor Girkin said that if the case was transferred to Russia, the question of whether to be or not to be on the court for him, as for a Russian citizen, would not be standing. To testify in the Netherlands he did not intend.
Moscow has said that it has found the wreckage of the engine number canceryou’re allowed to establish that the missile for anti-missile system was sent to a military unit in the West of Ukraine. After the collapse of the Soviet Union this technique on the territory of Russia did not return.
Moscow has conducted field tests of blasting the same missiles on the case written off Il-86. The experiment showed that the missile could be released only with the Kiev-controlled territory. In addition, Russia handed over to the Netherlands source data from Russian radar at the time of the disaster. They launch missiles from land is not fixed. Russian experts also explained that this is possible only in case, if the launch occurred from the territory controlled by Kiev. But in the Netherlands for these reasons decided not to pay attention.