Category Archives: MH17

CBS News: MH17 prosecutor says Russians "haven't been helpful at all"

The trial of the suspects in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing over Donbas in the summer of 2014 will begin on March 9, 2020. Dutch Chief Prosecutor and Chairman of the Joint Investigation Team probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Russia-occupied Donbas in July 2014 Fred Westerbeke says that despite all the evidence pointing to

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Pro-Kremlin Disinformation Desperation: MH17 and WWII

This week, the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine has begun “preparations” for the MH17 trial and continued its attack on Poland. A few weeks from now, on March 9th, the District Court of the Hague will begin the criminal trial of four suspects for shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. With the court date approaching, the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine is desperate to

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A Dutch MH17 secret intelligence document leaked: Now all theories are going down

A Dutch military intelligence and security service document on investigating the crash of a Malaysian plane “MH 17”, shot down in July 2014, had leaked Source: Tanjug Until now, it was considered that Russia should be held responsible for the downing of the plane, which killed all passengers and crew members (a total of 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15

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Netherlands says it rejected Moscow offer for MH17 prosecution

The Netherlands has turned down an offer by Russia to prosecute three men suspected of involvement in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch justice minister said Wednesday. Ferd Grapperhaus said Moscow sent a letter in October last year in which it asked whether the Dutch would consider transferring the criminal prosecution of three suspects

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Airing Fake MH17 Image Was a 'Mistake,' Russian State TV Chief Admits

The head of Russia’s largest television channel has admitted that airing footage it erroneously claimed to prove Ukraine’s role in the downing of MH17 was a “mistake,” according to a book excerpt published by The New Yorker. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people flying from Amsterdam to

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Russia invited Malaysian experts to study data on MH17 crash – Foreign minister

MOSCOW, Nov 21 — Russia has invited Malaysian experts to study all of the information it had given to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the 2014 Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash over eastern Ukraine, Sputnik news agency reported Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Thursday. Lavrov remarked that he and Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has discussed

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Bellingcat’s Toler on Alarming Phone Intercepts Released by JIT MH17 Investigation

The recently released 2014 phone conversations between the Russia-backed leaders of occupied Donbas and high-profile Russian officials show further proof of Russia’s involvement in the war happening in the east of Ukraine, says a lead researcher at Bellingcat investigative outlet. The Joint Investigative Team (JIT) released the intercepted calls on November 14. But, according to Aric Toler, Bellingcat’s Eastern Europe and Eurasia

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MH17 case German government responds new accusations against the Russian Federation

Germany called on Russia to actively contribute to the investigation of the crash The German government considers “very serious” new accusations against Moscow brought on the eve by the Joint investigation team (JIT). The corresponding statement was made by German Federal Foreign Office spokesperson, Maria Adebar, Deutsche welle reports. The German government once again called on Russia to actively contribute

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Russia Questions Authenticity of Dutch MH17 Phone Intercepts

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the authenticity of phone intercepts which Dutch investigators said show Moscow’s influence over pro-Russian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was not confirmed. MH17 was shot out of the sky on July 17, 2014, over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala

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The pro-Russian organization is going to present a film about the downed MH17 in The Hague

According to Ukrinform, Dutch researcher and journalist Robert van der Noorda has produced a report on Russian propaganda that has been mobilized around the topic of MH17. A key link in the dissemination of misinformation in the Netherlands is the pro-Russian organization “Global Rights of Peaceful People”. It is “Dutch” by name only because it includes “compatriots”, natives of the Russian Federation, who are actively

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MH17 case: Key witness Tsemakh becomes suspect

22:55, 11 September 2019 Tsemakh’s extradition to Russia has hurt the relatives of those killed in the crash. Dutch investigators probing into the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 have changed the status of a key witness, Volodymyr Tsemakh, to a suspect. This was reported by Deutsche Welle’s Russian-language service on September 11, citing Member of

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Following prisoner exchange, Volodymyr Tsemakh “must remain available” to MH17 investigators – PACE

Russia is a member State of the Council of Europe and as such is legally bound to fight impunity, the official said. Thorhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir, the Chair of the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, has welcomed in principle the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. At the same time, she insisted that Volodymyr Tsemakh,

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Dutch prosecutors ask Russia to extradite MH17 suspect Tsemakh

The Russian authorities have not determined Tsemakh’s legal status yet. Dutch prosecutors have asked the Russian Federation to extradite Volodymyr Tsemakh, a suspect in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, which killed 298 people. This was reported by NOS, the largest news organization of the Netherlands, referring to a letter sent by the

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MH17 Suspect Tsemakh Was Questioned Prior to Exchange – Zelenskyy

By Maria Romanenko The Ukrainian government says that the MH17 suspect and former Donetsk “people’s republic” soldier Volodymyr Tsemakh was questioned by the Dutch before his departure to Moscow.  “He was questioned and not just before his departure… Everything we were asked to do, we have done. It was very difficult and I was really scared that the exchange would

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