Memorandum with Netherlands in MH17 case to help Ukraine in suit against Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The parties work on signing a memorandum on the information exchange
10:41, 31 August 2017

Ukraine and the Netherlands will soon sign a memorandum on the exchange of information in the case on Boeing 777 flight MH17 shot down in 2014. That will help the official Kyiv in a lawsuit against the Russian Federation, Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal said on Wednesday.

"The Dutch do not want the work done to be questioned. We are now working on signing a memorandum on information exchange, because the downed Boeing is a part of our suit against Russia regarding the financing of terrorism, namely the supply of weapons that destroyed this plane," she said  on air of Channel 5.

"We are already at the final stage of signing this memorandum," Zerkal added.

Related: Russia provides additional information on downed MH17 at request of Netherlands

As it was reported earlier the Dutch investigation group found out that the missile was launched from Russian-made Buk, the anti-aircraft defense weapon employed by the Russia-sponsored mercenaries. The missile launcher was brought to the occupied area of Donetsk region from Russia; it crossed the militant-held section of Ukraine-Russia border. The experts found out that the missile was launched not far from the occupied Snizhne, Donetsk region.

The Dutch court, which is to judge the perpetrators of the MH17 tragedy, is going to use the in absentia procedure. According to the Ukrainian official, the Dutch side currently submits necessary changes to the national law to make the in absentia procedure work.

Related: Memorial ceremony for MH17 plane crash victims held in Australia

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