Ukraine, the Netherlands to jointly investigate Boeing МН17 crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

The agreement parties signed on Friday will take force after its ratification by countries’ parliaments
21:03, 7 July 2017

Justice Ministry of the Netherlands

Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands Stef Blok and Ukraine’s Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko signed an agreement on international legal cooperation in investigation of Boeing МН17 crash. This was reported by the press service of the Dutch government.

“Signing of this agreement is an important step in finding out the truth, prosecution of the suspects of the tragedy and calming the relatives of the deceased. We are grateful to Ukraine for cooperation and for concluding of this agreement, the Dutch minister said.”

The agreement provides that prosecution of the suspects can be conducted on behalf of all 298 victims of the disaster.

Bilateral also provides that prosecution will not only be against those responsible for the death of the Dutch people, but for the death of all 298 victims. The catastrophe took lives of citizens from 17 countries.

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At the same time, the agreement also provides for interviewing by the Netherlands of suspects involved in the disaster of Ukrainians via video communication, as well as the possibility of imprisonment. Separately, the importance of this moment is noted (of the imprisonment), as the Constitution of Ukraine does not allow the extradition of citizens.

As it was reported earlier perpetrators of Boeing МН17 incident will be judged in the Netherlands. The decision does not mean that the offenders will be brought to trial in the near future.

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