Contents tagged with MH17

  • EU calls on Russia to admit responsibility for downing MH17 flight

    Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has taken Russia to task for the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Donetsk province of Ukraine on July 17, 2014, Deutsche Welle reports.

    She recalled that in its “independent, professional and unbiased investigation”, the Joint Investigative Team (JIT) reached the conclusion that the Buk missile system which was used to shoot down flight MH17 undoubtedly belonged to the Russian Armed Forces. …

  • Ahead of anniversary G7 foreign ministers remind Russia of its role in MH17 air disaster

    The foreign ministries of the Group of Seven (G7) countries have made a statement ahead of the anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 catastrophe over the Donbas on July 17, 2014. The statement was published by the Canadian Foreign Ministry.

    “We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in our condemnation, in the strongest possible terms, of the …

  • EU summit calls on Russia to accept responsibility for downing of flight MH17

    The leaders of 28 EU member states called on Russia to accept responsibility for downing Malaysian Boeing 777 flight MH17, which was shot down in the skies over the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014.

    The EU Council published a statement on their website outlining conclusions of the first day of the summit held in Brussels, attended by EU heads of state and government. “The European Council reiterates its full support for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2166 concerning the …

  • Media: Russia and Ukraine both spied on MH17 investigators

    The Russian and Ukrainian intelligence agencies both monitored members of the mission from the Netherlands which came to investigate the MH17 catastrophe in Ukraine, the Dutch news program RTL Nieuws reported.

    “It’s important that this came out into the open. The Netherlands must say to Ukraine: this should not happen. We are on the same side, and we should not be operating with a secret agenda,” said Bram van Ojik, Dutch MP from the GroenLinks opposition party.

    According to information …

  • A resolution on the crash of MH17 is being prepared at the EU Summit

    The Summit of the European Union on foreign policy on June 28 to 29 in Brussels could adopt a resolution on the crash of Malaysian Airlines passenger airliner MH17 in Ukraine, as stated in the documents for the European Council meeting, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "It is expected that the European Council will adopt the conclusion on the crash of flight MH17, calling on the Russian Federation to take responsibility and to cooperate fully with all efforts to establish the truth, justice and …

  • Netherlands issues stamp with soccer player shooting down MH17

    The Netherlands’ national mail operator, PostNL, has printed stamps depicting a connection between the FIFA World Cup in Russia and the MH17 aviation catastrophe of 2014, Dutch News outlet NOS reports. The stamp depicts a person kicking a ball so that it collides with a passenger plane. Below the image, the stamp reads “FIFA World Cup RUSSIA 2018”.

    The stamps were ordered through PostNL’s website, where anyone can design and order stamps with a personalized image. The company confirmed that an …

  • MH17 sentences could be served in Ukraine

    On June 12, the Dutch Parliament ratified an agreement with Ukraine concerning the prosecution of those responsible for the crash of the Malaysian Boeing flying route MH17 over the Donbas in 2014. The sentences can be served in Ukraine, and the court can use video conferencing, reported Deutsche Welle.

    The approved agreement reinforces the position that the court proceedings will take place in a Dutch court, more specifically in the Hague. If sentences are passed, they can be implemented in …

  • Netherlands: Ukraine cannot be responsible for MH17 crash

    The Netherlands does not consider Ukraine responsible for the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas due to the airspace over the region not being closed.

    Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok responded to a question on this matter from ministers of parliament, Dutch news outlet NOS reports. In the question, the legislators noted that, if Ukraine had information that Buk missile launchers had appeared in the conflict region, Kyiv would have had reason to close the airspace over the dangerous …

  • NATO Secretary General: Russia should take responsibility for the crash of MH17

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that he agrees with the conclusions of the international investigation team on Russia's involvement in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the East of Ukraine in the summer of 2014, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "I agree with the Dutch government's assessment concerning the Malaysian Boeing. Russia has to admit its responsibility," Stoltenberg said at the session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, as quoted by the Alliance's spokesperson, …

  • Ukraine intends to demand UN recognize Russia as sponsor of terrorism

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal wrote on her Facebook page that Ukraine plans to submit a memorandum on Russia's violation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism to the International Court of Justice.

    “The fact that everybody knew why Russia used its veto at the UN Security Council in 2015 and blocked the creation of a tribunal to investigate the circumstances of the crash of the MH17 flight has been proven …