Netherlands launches new investigation into Malaysian flight MH17 crash

Russia tried to use the new investigation for propaganda

The Netherlands launched a new investigation into the crash of Malaysian flight MH17 over Donbas in 2014. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgen Yenin said this in a comment to RBC-Ukraine.

He noted that on July 17, Russian media spread a fake about the alleged start of a new investigation against Ukraine to find out why Kyiv did not close the airspace over Donbas after the outbreak of hostilities.

Yenin called this information Russian propaganda and noted that the investigation concerns precisely Russia’s actions on the eve of the disaster.

Russia, both then and now, cannot explain why it closed its airspace near the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Donbas region from 00:00 on July 17, 2014. It was after the Russian BUK crossed the border a few hours before the downing with this “Buk” of the Malaysian Boeing,”  Yenin explained.

As we reported before, it is the sixth anniversary of the downing of Boeing 777, the passenger aircraft of Malaysian Airlines, known as flight MH17.

The plane was destroyed while performing a regular flight from the Netherlands to Malaysia in July 2014. The tragedy took place in the sky over the militant-held section of Donetsk region, not far from Snizhne town. All 298 people aboard deceased; most of the victims, 196, were Dutch, but there were citizens of another nine countries as well.

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  1. Below is an excerpt from an article 3 years ago, and some questions put to the mafia state, which have still to be answered as far as I know.

    Why did the Rostov Flight Information Region restrict flight altitudes in Russian airspace near the Ukrainian border specifically on 17 July 2014, the day MH17 was shot down?

    Why is the altitude of this restriction out of the reach for all existing types of civilian aircraft but is practically the same as the maximum shooting altitude of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system?

    Why did the air traffic controller, having received on 16 July the NOTAM UUUUV6158/14 which restricted civilian flights up to 15,150 m starting from 00:00 of 17 July 2017, choose to ignore it and continued to service the airspace adjacent to Ukraine as if there were no restrictions issued at all? Why did some 150 civilian airplanes manage on 17 July 2014 to fly through the restricted Russian airspace within the area of responsibility of the Rostov air traffic controller?

    Why was the Rostov air traffic controller, who was informed about the restrictions imposed on civil aviation flights below FL530, preparing to escort flight MH17 as it was approaching the Ukrainian-Russian border, instead of informing the crew (directly, or through Ukrainian controllers) that they are approaching a zone of closed airspace?

    Why did no Russian official, including Rosaviatsiya, nowhere and at no time mention Russia’s incredible insight when speaking about Ukraine’s failure to close its airspace, i.e. “Why didn’t Ukraine close its airspace above the armed conflict zone like Russia did?”

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