Contents tagged with MH17

  • Ukraine extended the agreement with the Netherlands on the investigation of MH17

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has ratified an agreement with the Netherlands prolonging the treaty on protecting the international mission investigating the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 until August 2017, as reported on the official website of the Ukrainian Government on Thursday.

    Act 1688-VIII ratifies the agreement signed on 28 July 2014, providing the legal framework to continue the activity of the international mission protecting the investigation of the crash. The …

  • Russia gives new data on MH17 to the Netherlands

    Russia has handed over data on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 to the representatives of the Dutch authorities, Dutch News reported. The minister of security and justice of the Netherlands, Ard van der Steur, reported that the Russian side has handed over new data on the MH-17 crash in Ukraine.

    According to the Dutch TV Channel NOS, the transferred materials could contain radar images related to the crash of the Boeing 777. The minister noted that the National Public Prosecutor’ …

  • Lithuanian and Estonians MFAs: MH17 report will be eye opening for some countries

    The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Estonia, Linas Linkevičius and Jürgen Ligi respectively, hope that the findings of the investigation on the MH17 crash in Ukraine, published by international experts, will open the eyes of some colleagues. The ministers made that statement at a joint press conference in Vilnius, Delfi reported.

    “Sanctions imposed against Russia have nothing to do with this but it will undoubtedly help to open the eyes of some colleagues,” Linkevičius said. …

  • Australian Foreign Ministry proposes creating MH17 tribunal outside the UN to circumvent Russia's veto power

    The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop believes that another International Tribunal in the style of Lockerbie should try those guilty in the case of the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. It would bypass the United Nations Security Council where Russia has the veto rights, Deutsche Welle reported.

    “The judicial process in the style of Lockerbie—the Tribunal that will be established by the international community can be organized,” Bishop noted. “It …

  • Finland says even if Russia objects it is their responsibility to assist MH17 investigation

    Finland has an obligation to cooperate in the investigation of the crash of flight МН17 in eastern Ukraine, a Finnish politician and Chairman of the Opposition Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP), Antti Rinne, believes.

    According to the politician, this is a serious crime, and that’s why Holland, who is leading the international investigation, sought the assistance of his country.

    “On the other hand, there are weapon supply contracts and these contracts have limits,” he said, as YLE …

  • The names of those responsible for downing of MH17 will be released by the end of the year

    The names of those who “played an active role” in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash will be announced by no later than the beginning of 2017. This statement was made by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in an interview with the country’s ABC media company, which was published on the 2nd of October.

    Bishop stated that the investigation revealed the identities of approximately 100 people who were actively involved in the transportation of Buk air defense systems from Russia to the …

  • Lavrov refuses to apologize for MH17

    Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, didn’t bother to apologize for the crash of a Malaysian Boing airliner in 2014 or the death of the passengers of flight MH17, ВВС reports.

    An English journalist, Stephen Sackur, suggested Lavrov apologize for what happened in the Donbas.

    “Apologize for what?” Lavrov asked and added that Moscow intended to wait for the final results of the investigation as it is not yet complete.

    The Minister also stated that “a hundred names” appear in the …

  • Dutch Ambassador to be summoned by Russian Foreign Ministry over MH17 investigation

    The Ambassador from the Netherlands to the Russian Federation will be summoned on October 3 to the Russian Foreign Ministry for “further explanation of the reasons for Russia’s rejection of the methods of work of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).” On Friday, September 30, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said that according to her, the Dutch will not accept any criticism against the intermediate results of the investigation into the cause of the crash of the …

  • Russia's Almaz-Antey arms company admitted MH17 could have been shot down due to operator error

    Malaysia Airline’s Flight MH17 may have crashed due to an operator error of the Buk anti-aircraft. This was reported by the adviser to the chief designer of Russia's state-owned Almaz-Antey, Mikhail Malyshevsky.

    According to him, the probability of a Buk missile system operator’s error cannot be ruled out.

    “There may be a lot of different reasons for this. It could have happened due to poor crew training, or some wrong baseline data, possibly even some tragic mistakes. For example, a …

  • Investigators determine MH17 was brought down by pro-Russian separatists

    International investigators have determined that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made Buk missile system that was fired from separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported, citing family members of the victims.

    The surface-to-air missile struck the aircraft on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17th, 2014, killing all 298 people aboard, the majority of whom were Dutch citizens.

    The cousin of one victim said that 100 potential suspects had …