Contents tagged with JIT

  • DPR detains defendant in MH17 downing case

    Leonid Kharchenko,the defendant in the case of the Boeing 777 flight MH17, has been detained in Donetsk , reported BBC with reference to a fellow militant and another source who was involved in DPR military command.

    DPR authorities detained Kharchenko near his home on March 11, two days after the Dutch court charged him with involvement in the MH17 disaster. However, according to BBC, Kharchenko's detention and subsequent arrest are connected with another criminal case.

    A co-worker of the …

  • Media names chief suspect in downing of Boeing MH17 over Donbas

    Investigators of The Insider, Bellingcat and the BBC have identified one of the key defendants in the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 over Donbas. Journalists claim that a high-ranking FSB official under investigation of the International Investigation Team (JIT) with the name "Vladimir Ivanovich" is Colonel-General Andrei Burlaka, deputy head of the Russian FSB border service.

    In November 2019, JIT published telephone conversations in which representatives of the self-proclaimed …

  • MH17 case: Dutch prosecutors classify identities of 13 witnesses due to safety threats

    The identities of 13 witnesses in the case concerning the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 catastrophe will be kept secret on account of threats to their safety, NOS reports. According to the documents from the Netherlands Public Prosecution Office cited by the news outlet, the health and life of the witnesses are at a “significant risk”.

    However, the motion to classify the identity of another witness was rejected by the investigative judge, citing the impossibility of guaranteeing his anonymity. …

  • Ukraine suspends prosecutors investigating MH17 case

    All of the Ukrainian prosecutors who had been investigating the MH17 catastrophe have been suspended from work as part of departmental reforms, the Dutch newspaper NRC Next reports, citing one of the dismissed prosecutors.

    A total of six prosecutors were involved in the investigation on Ukraine’s behalf, two of them as part of the Joint Investigation Team. In recent months, the JIT has not had a single participant from Ukraine.

    Commenting on the dismissal of the prosecutors, Ukrainian Foreign …

  • Girkin considers extradition and indictment in MH17 case possible in light of new phone call evidence

    Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, former “defense minister” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has admitted that the investigators of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 catastrophe have intercepted a phone call from 2014 between him and then “prime minister” of the DPR Alexander Borodai. Girkin published his reaction to the recording on VKontakte, a Russian social network.

    The Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) report mentions an intercepted phone call from August 13, 2014, in which …

  • Berlin: new accusations against Russia in MH17 aircraft crash are 'very serious'

    German Federal Foreign Office spokesperson, Maria Adebar, said that the accusations brought against Russia in the MH17 aircraft crash by the Joint investigation team (JIT) on Thursday are "very serious," reports Deutsche Welle.

    The German government once again called on Russia to actively contribute to the investigation into the of MH-17 aircraft crash over the Donbas in 2014.

    "Those responsible for this crime, the destruction of MH17 flight aircraft, must be identified and brought to justice, …