MH17 case: Dutch Prosecutor’s Office takes into account conclusions of Russian experts

Source : 112 Ukraine

The conclusions of the Dutch Prosecutor’s Office and experts of Almaz-Antey Concern mostly differ but not at all points
08:03, 27 May 2021


The Prosecutor’s Office of the Netherlands stated that the testimony of experts of the Russian Almaz-Antey Concern, who were admitted to check the reconstruction of the MH17 plane, was taken into account, as RIA-News reported.

Spokesperson of the Prosecutor’s Office Brechtjė van de Mosdeik noted that the conclusions of the Dutch Prosecutor’s Office and experts of Almaz-Antey Concern mostly differ but not at all points.

On May 26, the court in the case of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash on flight MH17 held a hearing for the first time at the site of the reconstruction of the aircraft from the wreckage - at the base of the Netherlands Air Force Gilze-Rijen in the south.

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The prosecution asked to inspect the right and left parts of the cockpit of flight MH17 aircraft to compare the damage. After all, according to Dutch and Belgian experts, the surface-to-air missile hit the left side of the plane.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down in the skies over Donbas on July 17, 2014. There were 298 people on board - 283 passengers and 15 crew members. They all died. This disaster, in terms of the number of deaths, became the largest in the history of civilian aviation since September 11, 2001. At that time, the area where the plane crashed was controlled by pro-Russian militants.

The JIT (Joint Investigation Team, JIT), which includes prosecutors and representatives of other law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Malaysia, as well as representatives of Eurojust, concluded that the airliner of flight MH17 was shot down by a 9M38 series missile launched from self-propelled fire installation BUK-TELAR from an agricultural field near the village of Pervomaiske. This area at that time was under control of militants.

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