Category Archives: MH17

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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U.S. may have photos of MH17 missile, court hears

18:30, 09 June 2020 © UNIAN MH17 was shot down over an area where Ukrainian troops were fighting Russian-controlled forces. The United States may have crucial satellite photos of the missile used to bring down MH17 six years ago but the images are classified, a court has heard. In the District Court of The Hague on Tuesday, prosecutor Thijs Berger

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Dutch MH17 trial resumes, defence seeks more time after COVID-19 break – media

15:40, 08 June 2020 – UNIAN The Netherlands holds Russia responsible, but the Kremlin has consistently denied involvement. Defence lawyers in the trial of the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on Monday said they needed more time to prepare as public hearings resumed following delays due to the new coronavirus lockdown. Five judges sat between

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Russia pursues with compromising MH17 probe through its agents of influence – media

The Kremlin employs its “puppets, toward whitewashing Russia in the MH17 case”, the report reads. The Hague District Court on June 8 will resume hearings of the MH17 downing case. In May 2018, the Netherlands and Australia accused Russia of being involved in the crash, while in June 2019, the Joint Investigation Team announced the names of the four suspects

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Key MH17 Suspect Detained in East Ukraine: BBC Russia

A key suspect in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was detained on unrelated charges in eastern Ukraine around the time the murder trial against the MH17 suspects started in the Netherlands this spring, BBC Russia reported Thursday. Former field commander Leonid Kharchenko, 47, is the only Ukrainian passport-holder among four suspects named by the Dutch-led investigation into the

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Divine retribution. Will The Hague Tribunal bring Russian killers of MH17 passengers to justice

11:30, 16 March 2020 The Dutch court held the first two hearings in the MH17 case and adjourned until March 23. Meanwhile, the Kremlin leaders have never been so close to the dock. Six years after the terrible plane crash that left 298 people dead, trees have grown a bit at the MH17 victims’ national park and the wounds of

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Russia in MH17 case: avoiding punishment at all costs

Let’s imagine that someone commits murder, with eyewitnesses present. That someone didn’t even try to flee the scene or hide. ‘Here I am, here’s the weapon, it’s mine and it’s registered.’ But then that person suddenly changes their mind because they realize they killed the wrong person. And despite the dead solid evidence, despite own confession, despite testimonies of many

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The MH17 Show Trial Isn’t About Justice Or Closure, But Information Warfare

This article contains Russian propaganda and drivel. The MH17 tragedy is back in the news after the start of this case’s show trial in the Netherlands, which isn’t about bringing the alleged perpetrators to justice or helping the victims’ families find closure, but waging information warfare against Russia in an attempt to “conclusively” pin the blame for this crime on

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There is no business like show business: The MH17 trial in Holland

This article contains unadulterated BS from the swamp dwellers. The usual debunked theories, attacks on the West, and the Dutch judges. The Dutch have always been good at business and that includes show business. Over the past decades, Dutch producers have been quite successful peddling their wares. Mostly TV productions and formats and musicals. However, show business is more than

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MH17 crash: Putin faces lawsuit for permission to use Buk in Donbas

Relatives of crash’s victims demand $330 million compensation from Russia and its president Lawyer Jerry Skinner filed the lawsuit against Russia and its President Vladimir Putin on behalf of 40 families of the relatives of the victims of MH17 crash to the European Court of Human Rights as Deutsche Welle reported. “Such weapon as Buk missile system, from which MH17

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MH17 defendants face life in prison

The maximum penalty for the defendants in the case of the crash of Malaysian Boeing MH17 in the Donbass in July 2014 is life imprisonment, said the representative of the Dutch prosecutor’s office, Digna van Butzelar, as quoted by UNN news agency. The four suspects are charged with two counts: the downing of flight MH17, which resulted in the deaths

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Kremlin’s Dutch puppets join the MH17 case manipulations on the eve of the trial

In March of this year, the first hearing starts in the Dutch court of the MH17 downing case, where among the suspects there are three Russian nationals. So it is not surprising that the Kremlin propaganda machine, which has recently been distracted by many other topics, from Syria to the Munich Security Conference, is returning to traditional information manipulations. And

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MH17 crash murder suspects absent as trial kicks off with reading nearly 300 names of those killed

Rob Fredriksz, who lost his son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy, places a sign next to 298 empty chairs, each chair for one of the 298 victims of the downed Malaysia Air flight MH17, placed in a park opposite the Russian embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, Sunday, March 8, 2020.

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Occupy the Information Space!

Kremlin Tactics to Discredit the JIT The Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, RISS, a Kremlin-funded think tank, published recently an essay with the title “Securing Information for Foreign Policy Purposes in the Context of Digital Reality”. The paper is quoting Russian military theorist Aleksander Bartosh who describes “disinformation and propaganda in media and social networks are the main characteristics of

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Russia sensationally claims Australia tampered with MH17 wreckage after the plane was shot down – as four separatists accused of killing 298 passengers and crew face court for the first time

Dr Alexey Pavlovsky believes evidence from MH17 was falsified by investigators He claims the investigation was predetermined to blame Russia for the attack Dr Pavlovsky says any contrary evidence was hidden by international media  There were 298 people killed including 38 Australians in the tragedy in July 2014 A BUK missile shot from land held by pro-Russia separatists hit the

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German Investigative Journalist Speaks at ‘MH17 – Quest for Justice’ Symposium in Amsterdam

14:51 GMT 08.03.2020Get short URL The Malaysian MH17 flight was shot down in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 while on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, claiming the lives of all 298 people on board. The “MH17 – Quest for Justice’ symposium is taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, one day ahead of the MH17 trial. Organised by De

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Ahead of MH17 trial, families still upset by Dr M’s doubts about joint investigation findings

AMSTERDAM, March 8 — Ahead of the much-anticipated MH17 trial tomorrow when the Netherlands tries four people over the downing of Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine in 2014, families of those on board still disappointed over Malaysia’s position in the probe outcome by the Joint Investigations Team (JIT). Dutchman Piet Ploeg, who lost his older brother, sister-in-law, and nephew in

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Russia tried to hinder, influence MH17 investigation on multiple fronts

By Janene Pieters Russia, and specifically the Russian secret service GRU, used multiple tactics to influence and hinder the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, the Volkskrant reports based on sources and its own research just days before the trail against the first four suspects in this case is set to start. The Dutch investigators are convinced

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Dutch-led investigation has eyewitness to Russian missile launch – media

The recently released intercepted phone calls mention the Russian defense minister, the deputy director of Russian intelligence, and a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin. An investigative team used open-source tools, including Google Maps and Google Earth, and videos and photos posted online, to trace the missile system all the way back to its suspected origin, a Russian military

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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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