The case of MH17 In the Netherlands: five years later


The process may be delayed for five years.

In the Netherlands, in the judicial complex Schiphol on Monday, March 9, at 11:00 am start hearing about the downed over Donbass in 2014, the aircraft of flight MH17, reports the with reference to the Correspondent.

Chair will be a Dutch judge Hendrik Steinhaus, Dagmar Koster and Helen Kerstens of Tokens. The process will be in Dutch and English live.

For the proceedings of the judicial complex Schiphol reserved per year.

Preliminary schedule of hearings: from March 9-13, March 23-27, June 8 — July 3, August 31 — November 13, 2020 and February 1 to March 26, 2021.

To represent the position of the prosecution in the trial of four suspects in the crash of flight MH17 will be exclusively office of public Prosecutor of the Netherlands.

As reported the Deputy Director of Department of the MFA of Ukraine under international law, member of the Ukrainian delegation Oksana Zolotareva, the foreign Ministry in the investigation of the crash of the airliner was engaged in coordinating the General work, security service and representatives of the Prosecutor interviewed the witnesses, listened to phone interceptions and has watched the video footage.

The Ukrainian delegation, which arrived in the Netherlands consists of representatives of the Prosecutor General — Deputy Prosecutor General of Gunduz Mamedov, who headed the Joint investigation team, Deputy Chairman of the SBU, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsova directly and Oksana Zolotareva.

“The investigation is unprecedented and very challenging, because investigators had no access to the scene and all witnesses. So this thing is slower than should theoretically happen in a criminal investigation,” said Zolotarev.


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