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MH17 case: International Joint Investigation Team holds first session

Source : 112 Ukraine

The parties stated that they are ready for cooperation
22:12, 8 March 2020

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The International Joint Investigation Team on MH17 case held its first meeting in a new composition in Amsterdam. The parties confirmed their full willingness to cooperate. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.

Gunduz Mamedov, who heads the investigation team from Ukraine, is convinced that this case is one of the key priorities in the activities of prosecution authorities.

"National law enforcement agencies are not only ready to more effectively investigate the crime, but to find all those responsible for the tragedy and bring to justice as soon as possible," said in a statement.

The parties agreed on further steps in their work and discussed the start of the trial.

Related: Kremlin doubts results of investigation into MH17 catastrophe

In connection with the start of MH17 case criminal proceedings on March 9, Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne called on the Russian Federation to cooperate with the investigation. This was reported by the press service of the Canadian Foreign Ministry.

"We continue to call on all states, including Russia, to cooperate fully with the Joint Investigation Team’s [JIT’s] ongoing criminal investigation, consistent with the call for accountability and cooperation unanimously adopted in UN Security Council Resolution 2166," Champagne said.

He welcomed the start of a criminal trial of four suspects accused of shooting down Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight on July 17, 2014.

Champagne is confident in the independence and professionalism of the international investigation and the legal system of the Netherlands.

Related: MH17 case: Judge Waynobel does not rule out possibility of involving new materials and suspects

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