Ukraine passes materials on MH17 tragedy to Netherlands

Source : 112 Ukraine

Court session in the Netherlands is scheduled on March, 2020
16:27, 14 August 2019

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Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) passed all the materials on MH17 tragedy to the Netherlands, as Ukrainian News reports.

The message reads that Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Office signed the agreement on the creation of a joint international investigation group between Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia, and Australia. Besides, the representatives of SBU noted that four suspects in the case (Girkin, Dubynsky, Pulatov, and Kharchenko) were served with charges.

Related: UK to allocate $124.300 for trial in MH17 case

“On July 22, 2019, the materials of the criminal proceeding concerning the mentioned suspects were passed to the competent body of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the order provided by Ukraine’s Criminal Procedure Code.  The criminal proceeding concerning the mentioned people was passed to the court which will start in the Netherlands in March, 2020,” the message reads.

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), Serhiy Dubynsky, Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Kharchenko.

Related: Russia claims secret consultations with the Netherlands within MH17 case

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.

Related: MH17 case: Dutch court to use video connection to interview 'DNR' ex-officials

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