Category Archives: MH17

MHI7 Next of Kin Statements Show Dignity in Monster Trial

The bereaved are unified in their determination to find truth and justice. The criminal trial of four men suspected of involvement in the downing of flight MH17 started on March 8 2020.  It has been a trial that has presented a lot of information about the BUK missile system, its firing location and Russia’s role in Eastern Ukraine. It has

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Dutch court resumes hearings in case of downed MH17: victims’ relatives to appeal to court

In the Netherlands, the trial in the case of the downed flight MH17 has been resumed – the floor will be given to the relatives and friends of the victims, who intend to tell the court about their grief and the consequences of the disaster. In the Netherlands, this process has already been called historical and unprecedented – for the

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The Flying Dutchman How a blogger’s devotion to anti-colonialism became an obsession with MH17 that led to a police raid on a Russian journalist’s home

Early on July 28, police officers raided the home of investigative journalist Roman Dobrokhotov, The Insider’s creator and editor-in-chief. After searching his apartment, the officers escorted him to a local station for questioning about defamation charges filed back in April. For now, the authorities have named Dobrokhotov as a witness in their investigation. The available evidence suggests that the case’s

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Victims of the MH17 tragedy demand to identify those guilty of downing of the plane

On July 17, 2014 – in the skies over the Ukrainian Torez – the illegal armed groups controlled by the Kremlin shot down a passenger Boeing flight MH17 with a Russian Buk missile system. On the seventh anniversary of the tragedy, Ukraine, Austria, Belgium, Malaysia and the Netherlands made a statement demanding to finally identify those responsible for the deaths

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MH17 trial: Donbas “rebels” sent targets for Russia’s artillery attacks on Ukrainian bases

ALYA SHANDRA In the summer of 2014, the Ukrainian Army was advancing on territory controlled by Russian-separatist forces in east Ukraine, driving a wedge between the so-called “rebels” and their personnel and ammunition source — the Russian border. Then Russia launched artillery strikes on Ukrainian positions near the border and proceeded with a full-blown invasion, which ultimately led to today’s

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Dutch Court Hears Call For Missile Said to Have Downed MH17

A Dutch court heard Wednesday how two defendants discussed the procurement of a surface-to-air missile which prosecutors say was eventually used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. Judges this week began hearing evidence in the trial of four people — three Russians and a Ukrainian — charged in connection with an attack on the airliner over war-torn eastern Ukraine

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MH17 case: Jury to consider conclusions of Russian defense concern Almaz-Antey

Almaz-Antey claims that the missile that downed the civilian plane was fired from Ukraine-controlled territory As the court continues to look into the case of MH17 disaster in Donbas, the jury will hear the conclusions of Russian defense concern Almaz-Antey. DW reported that on June 9. The Russian company’s experts claim that the missile that downed the civilian aircraft was

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MH17 Jet Downing Case: Trial Moves To Crucial Merits Phase, Dutch Court To Examine Evidence

As many as 298 people died when the Boeing 777 was shot down on July 17, 2014. Nearly seven years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, the trial in a Dutch court of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the downing moved Monday to the crucial merits phase, when evidence will be

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MH17 intercepts prove Moscow pulled all the strings in belligerent east Ukraine statelets

A month ago the Dutch current affairs television program Nieuwsuur presented an episode titled “A reconstruction of the MH17 disaster: tapes of thousands of overheard conversations” in which they presented fragments of several earlier unreleased intercepted phone conversations between defendants in the MH17 case. The intercepts prove that the Russian hybrid forces indeed shot down the passenger flight because they mistook it for a Ukrainian

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English platform linked to Russian Military, MH17 disinformation campaign: Report

Members of the Russian secret service are controlling English-language media platform Bonanza Media, international research collective Bellingcat reported on Thursday. Emails intercepted by hackers show that the platform exists solely to spread disinformation, mostly about the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, according to Bellingcat.  Dutch blogger Max van der Werff and Russian journalist Jana Jerlasjova have

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In video interview, Russian MH17 suspect denies involvement

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – A suspect charged with involvement in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 denied involvement in the attack in video interviews played Tuesday in a Dutch courtroom. The recorded comments by Oleg Putalov marked the first time the voice of one of the four suspects charged in the downing of the

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PACE regrets Russia’s withdrawal from MH17 talks

PACE’s rapporteur has regretted the withdrawal of Russia from trilateral talks with the Netherlands and Australia concerning the 2014 downing of flight MH17. “The Russian withdrawal from the trilateral talks sends a painful signal, first and foremost to the victims’ families. In their interest, dialogue must be stepped up, not ended. The filing of an inter-state application before the European

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Russia Pulls Out of MH17 Talks With Australia, Netherlands

Russia has withdrawn from talks with Australia and the Netherlands launched nearly two years ago to establish responsibility for the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Moscow said the Dutch government’s “unfriendly” move this summer to take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in the MH17 downing made

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MH17, what happened since March?

On March 9th the hearings of the MH17 process started. What happened since then on the disinformation front? There are some regular patterns, and the activities of Alexander Malkevich. The Dutch newspaper NRC reported recently that a day before the start of the MH17 process, a conference was organized in Amsterdam: “MH17, a Quest for Justice”. Amongst the speakers was

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Jerry Skinner, U.S. lawyer representing relatives of MH17 victims at ECHR

U.S. lawyer Jerry Skinner is representing the interests of relatives of the victims of Flight MH17 at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). They filed a lawsuit against Russia in the ECHR in 2016. For about forty years, Jerry Skinner has specialized in plane crashes. Among his many cases was the terrible tragedy over the Scottish town of Lockerbie

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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

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Six Years of MH17-lies: The Kremlin is Losing its Own Game

On the 17th of July, 2014, a BUK missile system, transported from Russia to a field in Eastern Ukraine shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board. Six years later, the incessant pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign aiming to obfuscate the Kremlin’s responsibility for this tragedy continues. Yet as more and more evidence of Russia’s direct involvement comes

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Netherlands takes Russia to European court over 2014 downing of Flight MH17

The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday. The move is intended to support individual cases being brought to the European court by relatives of some of the 298 people who

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MH17 case: Russia-controlled supervisor of ‘DPR’ terrorists detained in Kyiv

Ukraine’s SBU service has recordings of phone calls where the detainee elaborates on a feud between the Russian intelligence service and the FSB over control of illegal armed formations’ leaders in Donbas. Ukraine’s SBU Security Service has detained a citizen of Ukraine, K., in Kyiv, who in 2014-2020 acted as one of the “supervisors” of terrorist leaders of the so-called

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MH17 trial: Lawyers of suspect want to hear alternative versions of crash

The seventh court hearing in the MH17 trial began with the speeches of Dutch lawyers representing one of the four suspects, lieutenant colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Oleg Pulatov. As an Ukrinform own correspondent in The Hague reports, the first speaker was lawyer Boudewijn van Eijck from the Sjöcrona Van

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Judge rules MH17 accused can’t claim ‘combatant immunity’ defence

A Dutch prosecutor says four men accused of murder over the downing of MH17 can’t claim combatant immunity because they weren’t fighting for a state. Four men accused of murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine can’t claim combatant immunity, a Dutch court has heard. Prosecutor Ward Ferdinandusse says Russian Oleg Pulatov, Igor Girkin, Sergey

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Russia’s military, political leaders may become suspects in MH17 case – Yenin

Those who issued illegal orders, including military and political leaders of Russian Federation, could be added to the list of suspects in the case on downing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 along with the actual perpetrators of the crime, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin has said. “As far as I know, the international investigation group of investigators and prosecutors

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