Contents tagged with MH17

  • Russia admitted that no Ukrainian aircraft was near MH17 when it was shot down

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied its own statements about the presence of a Ukrainian Armed Forces aircraft near the Boeing 777 at the moment of crash. On September 26, the chief spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, and the deputy chief designer of the Utes-T air route radar, Viktor Meshcheryakov, provided new information about the plane crash at the briefing.

    According to Meshcheryakov, no airborne side objects were recorded by radar near the Malaysian …

  • Lawsuit filed against Ukraine over Malaysian Airlines flight MH17

    Several relatives of victims from the Boeing 777 crash filed lawsuits in the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Ukraine for the crash of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over the Donbas on July 17, 2014, Kommersant reported. The lawsuit was filed by German citizens Elena Joppa and Tim Laushet, living in Australia, as well as Chris and Denise Kenke, relatives of passengers killed in the disaster. They hold Kiev partially responsible because the airspace over the territory where the …

  • Poroshenko: Russia’s behavior proves its involvement in the downing of MH17

    Ukraine is making every effort to ensure that those responsible for the tragedy of the plane crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have been punished.

    “Ukraine remembers each victim of the MH17 crash. Terrorism in any form is unacceptable, and those responsible for this tragedy should be punished,” read the statement made by the Ukrainian head of state on the second anniversary of the tragedy in the skies over a Russian-occupied part of the Donbas, the presidential press service reports. …

  • Five countries call for punishment for perpetrators of MH17 crash

    The countries that investigated the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in the Donetsk region confirmed their readiness to bring to justice those responsible for this incident. They released a joint statement to that effect from the permanent representatives of Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Malaysia at the United Nations on the behalf of their governments on the occasion of the second anniversary of the crash.

    “These states reaffirmed their commitment to take all …

  • Bellingcat: Russia used fake evidence to blame Kiev for downing of MH17

    Expert journalists from Bellingcat Group, which is engaged in independent investigations based on open sources, accused Russia of lying about shooting down the Malaysian aircraft flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. In a new report published on Friday, July 15, the Bellingcat “Study of open sources on MH17: two years later” says, “We believe that the Buk missile system, which shot down [flight] MH17, came from Russia, and the Russian authorities lied, falsified evidence and …

  • MH17 investigation team to visit Moscow

    The investigation team dealing with the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash in the Donbas in July 2014 will arrive in Moscow soon, the head of Russia's delegation at OSCE PA, Nikolay Kovalev reported.

    He referred to the statement made by the head of the Dutch delegation at a session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Tbilisi. "The international commission … is expected to arrive in Moscow in a week or two in order to establish direct contact with the Russian representatives, who are …

  • Yelchenko: Punishment for MH17 perpetrators will be considered at upcoming UN General Assembly meeting

    The issue of holding those accountable who are responsible for the MH17 crash will be put on the agenda on the second anniversary of the tragedy, and at the next session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September.

    According to UNIAN, this was announced by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, during an interview with LB.ua.

    “I think that all of the reports that were promised will be published during autumn. We will then again sit in New York and …

  • German private detective is suspected of contacts with the perpetrators of MH17 downing

    A German private detective was subject to search and seizure as part of the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that happened two years ago in the Donbas. Deutsche Welle reported on Wednesday that the detective allegedly contacted the perpetrators of the crash.

    According to the representative of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Netherlands, Wim de Bruin, investigators searched the detective's apartment in the German town of Bad Schwartau and a safe-deposit …

  • Netherlands to present report on weapon used to bring down MH17

    According to a press release by the international investigation team, Holland’s Prosecutor’s office, which is heading the joint investigation team determining the cause of the Malaysian passenger plane crash in the Donbas, will present a report on the weapon which was used to attack the airliner.

    The report will not constitute the final results of the investigation, Prosecutors said. Despite the noticeable progress in the investigation, they still don’t have enough information to provide a …

  • US attorney wants to sue Putin for downing of MH17

    Jerry Skinner, a US attorney, hopes to lay out a case against Russian President Vladimir Putin with the European Court of Human Rights. He wants to sue Putin for $330 million in compensation for relatives of the victims of the MH17 disaster. He wants Putin to be held accountable for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane while it was flying over the Donbas region in July 2014.

    According to Reuters, Skinner, through the Australian LHD law firm, represents the relatives of the victims. …