Ukraine: Russia violates International Convention for Suppression on Financing of Terrorism

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian government will sue Russia and file the respective memorandum to the UN International Court on June 12, - Foreign Ministry
19:39, 24 May 2018


Ukraine's Foreign Ministry plans to sue Russia for violation of International Convention for the Suppression on Financing of Terrorism. Olena Zerkal, Ukraine's deputy foreign minister posted this on Facebook.

The Ukrainian authority said this in the view of the latest conclusions made by the Joint Investigation Group from the Netherlands, which looks into the MH17 tragedy. 

'The transportation of Buk missile launcher by the 53rd anti-air defense brigade of Russia's Armed Forces is the direct proof of the fact that Russia suppled the weapon used for the downing of the civilian jet', she said.

Zerkal stressed that Russia's actions violate the 1971 Montreal convention and the International Convention for the Suppression on Financing of Terrorism. 'We will send the respective memorandum, which is to be submitted for consideration of the UN International Court on June 12', she concluded. 

Dmytro Storozhuk, the First Deputy Prosecutor General reported that the joint investigation group has established that 'Buk' was in the service of Russia's Armed Forces, particularly 53rd Anti-Aircraft Rocket Brigade from Kursk.

Related: MH17 crash investigation: suspects are named

'This weapon was not bought by the separatists at the military store; it was not bought and supplied to the crime site by any other way. Dutch Chief Prosecutor Frederic Westerbeke clearly stated that the shot at the passenger place of Malaysian airlines was made from the weapon of the Russian Federation delivered to the territory of Ukraine. it is not just a statement, it is evidence gathered in accordance with all necessary procedural demands and it will be passed to the court', he reported.

As is known, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight MH17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur, when it crashed in the militant-held area of Donetsk region in July 2014. The aircraft carried 298 people; no one survived. Experts found out that the passenger plane was shot down by a missile, fired from Buk, the Russia-made anti-aircraft missile launcher. The weapon was brought to Donbas by pro-Kremlin militants. Moscow has been denying any ties to the disaster. 

Related: Dutch investigators confirm that MH17 was shot down from Russian 'Buk'

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