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List of those behind MH17 tragedy not to be released on January 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

It will only be made public after all responsible individuals are served with charge papers, - Ukraine's Deputy Prosecutor General
19:38, 2 January 2018

112 Agency

The list of persons involved in the downing of the MH17 will not be released for wide audience until they get their charge papers. Yevhen Yenin, Deputy Prosecutor General said that in his commentary for 112 Ukraine TV channel.

‘Neither Ukrainian, nor Dutch investigators are ready to release the names of these people. As soon as the investigation is over, the respective group of individuals will have their bills of indictment served. Then we plan to pass the cases to the Dutch court,’ the official said.

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Yenin also mentioned that the Constitution of Ukraine forbids delivering the accused Ukrainian citizens to any other country; in such cases, the court hearings will be held in the video conference mode, and thus, the Dutch court will be able to pronounce the verdicts. ‘The verdicts will take effect in Ukraine; further on, the detained individuals will be able to solicit for serving time either in Ukraine or in the Netherlands,’ he explained.

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 other nine countries as well.

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The international investigation group found out that the civilian aircraft was downed by the surface-to-air missile; it was fired from Buk, the anti-aircraft missile launcher, which belonged to a unit of the regular Russian army and was operated by servicemen of Russia’s armed forces. The group decided that the perpetrators of the tragedy will be judged in the Netherlands, namely in the ICCT.

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