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Ukraine’s MFA urges Russia to recognize its involvement in MH17 crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

The investigation should figure out the role of so-called prime minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov and other senior officials in the organization of the crime
20:48, 19 June 2019

Reuters

Foreign Ministry of Ukraine urges Russia to recognize its involvement in the crash of MH17 Boeing and cooperate with the investigation, as the ministry’s press service reported.

“The ministry draws attention that the criminal prosecution of the suspects in the organization and commitment of the crimes over the downing of the place is also inextricably linked with the responsibility of Russia as the state for the gross violation of the number of the international and legal norms. Among them are the points of the International Convention on Fight against Financing of Terrorism… We urge Russia to recognize its responsibility for the supplies of the arms and cooperate with the investigation as it is provided by the UN Security Council Resolution dated July 17, 2014,” the ministry noted.

According to the ministry, the investigation should figure out the role of so-called prime minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov and other senior officials in the organization of the crime and name its direct perpetrators, the members of Buk’s crew.

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

The Foreign Ministry confirmed that the consideration of the case against main suspects in the court will begin on March 9, 2020, in the national court of the Netherlands.

It is noted that according to the agreement between Ukraine and the Netherlands dated July 7, 2017, the Ukrainian law enforcers cooperate with the law enforcement bodies of the states, which citizens died in the downing of the plane.

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), Sergiy Dubynsky, Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Kharchenko.

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

In addition, 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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