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UK to allocate $124.300 for trial in MH17 case

The British Foreign Minister reminded that 10 citizens of the UK became the victims of the tragedy
23:00, 17 July 2019

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Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom Jeremy Hunt stated that the UK would allocate $124.300 for the trial over the people involved in the downing of MH17 plane in 2014, as British Foreign Ministry reported.

According to Hunt, London supports the efforts of the Joint Investigation Team and the authorities of the Netherlands on the establishment of the responsible for the crush of MH17 plane as 10 citizens of Britain became the victims of the tragedy.

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“This is why we are making a financial contribution of £100,000 to the establishment of the specialist criminal court in the Hague to help ensure that the families and friends of the victims receive answers and that those responsible are held to account for this appalling crime,” he noted.

Hunt underlined that Russia should recognize its responsibility in the downing of the Malaysian plane and begin the cooperation with the investigation according to the UNSC Resolution.

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

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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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