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MH17 case: Netherlands began procedure of passing criminal proceeding from Ukraine

The case will be considered by the court on March 9, 2020, - Deputy Justice Minister for European integration Serhiy Petukhov
13:06, 8 July 2019

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The Dutch government began the procedure of passing the MH17 case-related criminal proceeding from Ukraine. Serhiy Petukhov, Deputy Justice Minister for European integration of Ukraine reported this on Facebook on July 8.

He reiterated that two years ago, justice ministries of both countries signed the agreement on cooperation of the investigation into the downed Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines in July 2014. The agreement is working, the official claimed.

Petukhov admitted that the case will be considered by the Dutch court on March 9, 2020. 

Related: MH17 crash: Ukraine's special services detain former anti-aircraft gunner in "DNR"

Earlier, it was reported that the relatives of MH17 tragedy victims held a protest in the Russian Embassy in the Hague. The protesters urged Russian authorities to accept the responsibility for Boeing 777 crash.

Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight number MH17 was destroyed while performing a regular flight from the Netherlands to Malaysia in July 2014. The tragedy took place in the sky over the militant-held section of Donetsk region. All 298 people aboard deceased; most of the victims, 196, were Dutch, but there were citizens of another nine countries as well.

The governments of Australia and the Netherlands officially accused Russia of being behind the disaster.

Related: An incomplete end to the MH17 tragedy

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