The suspects in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing flight MH17, which crashed in the Donbas in 2014, will be tried at the District Court of The Hague. This decision was taken by the Dutch Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs.
Relatives of the victims of the plane crash will be allowed to participate in the trial, regardless of their nationality. Thus, all victims will be provided with equal rights.
In addition, all the suspects involved in the crash will be examined over the course of the trial. The statement by the Government of the Netherlands did not specify the exact names of those who will be examined.
The investigation of the crash of the MH17 is still ongoing, and expected to continue for a long time. Investigators are also looking into the potential involvement of some individuals in the crash whose names and posts have not been released.
Those suspected of involvement in the MH17 disaster were previously asked to voluntarily give evidence to the court of the Netherlands.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17, 2014 in the Donetsk region after it was shot down by a ground-to-air missile. All 298 people on board were killed.