A court in The Hague delivered its verdict on Thursday in the case of four people suspected of shooting down a Boeing 777. “Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down in 2014 by a Russian missile fired from a field in eastern Ukraine,” a Dutch court said. Rule.
“The court found that MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile from farmland near Pervomaisk, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew,” said presiding judge Hendrik Stenhaus. Reuters. Stenhuis stressed that, according to the court, Russia exercised control over the rebellious Donetsk People’s Republic, which had been proclaimed in eastern Ukraine a few months before the disaster.
The judge said the defendants in the case dropped airplane They did not belong to a single group, as the prosecution claimed, but were linked using the Buk air defense system.
Boeing 777 crash, 298 people died
The Boeing 777 was shot down on July 17, 2014. The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that there are 283 passengers (including 80 children) and 15 crew members on board MH17. They are all dead. Among the victims were compatriots HollandMalaysia, Great Britain, Australia or Indonesia.
In 2019, the investigation team announced the names of four people suspected of causing the disaster. According to the team, three Russian citizens and one Ukrainian are responsible. Then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Russia to bring the perpetrators to justice. The trial of the accused began in 2020.
In December 2021, plaintiffs filed for a judgment life about the accused.
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