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NATO welcomes announcement of suspects in MH17 case

Source : 112 Ukraine

Stoltenberg expressed confidence in the independence and professionalism of the investigation and the legal system of the Netherlands
21:59, 19 June 2019

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg supported the announcement of four people suspected in the involvement in MH17 plane crash in 2014 as NATO reported on Facebook.

Stoltenberg welcomed the decision of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) about the announcement of four suspects in the case of MH17 downing.

“I welcome today’s announcement by the Joint Investigation Team that four suspects will be prosecuted for crimes in relation to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014. This is an important milestone in the efforts to uncover the full truth and ensure that justice is done for the killing of 298 people from 17 countries,” the message said.

Related: MH17 crash: Investigators not to ask Ukraine, Russia for extradition of suspects

Stoltenberg expressed confidence in the independence and professionalism of the investigation and the legal system of the Netherlands and urged all countries to establish the justice.

“As the United Nations Security Council has made clear, all countries should cooperate with efforts to establish truth, justice and accountability,” he emphasized.

 Prosecutor’s Office of the Netherlands will press charges on MH17 crash in Donbas in June, 2014 against Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Sergiy Dubynsky, Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Kharchenko.

Related: MH17 crash: Accused Kharchenko is on temporarily occupied territory

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.

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