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Category Archives: MH17

Searching for culprits MH17

Igor GirkinOn July17, 2014, Malaysia/KLM codeshare flight MH17/KL4103 is shot down over eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers and crew members on board die instantly. Minutes after the disaster the Russian commander Igor Girkin proudly tweets they have just downed a plane. Girkin – also known as Igor Strelkov – probably thinks they shot down a Ukrainian military plane. But when it appears to be a passenger plane, he deletes the tweet.

Draft resolution

In 2015, the UN Security Council debates about a draft resolution to establish an international tribunal...

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A devilish dilemma

Kati PiriOn September 4, 2019 Kati Piri (photo), a Dutch Member of the European Parliament (MEP), takes an important initiative. She writes a letter to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky while 40 MEPs sign it. The MEPs request him not to extradite Volodymyr Tsemakh to Russia.

Released from jail

Until September 5, 2019 Tsemakh is the only person connected to the downing of flight MH17 held in jail. But on that day the Kiev Court of Appeals decides to release him from jail. Thus, it overturns the decision of...
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5 years after MH17

Korean AirRussia is responsible for shooting down at least 2 passenger aircraft insofar known. First, a Soviet Su-15 interceptor shoots Korean Air flight 007 on September 1, 1983. Needless to say that the Soviet Union denies to have knowledge of the incident. Only later on they admit it, claiming that the plane was on a spy mission. This may have been induced by the flight number (007).

Accurate research

Second, flight MH17 that is downed on July 17, 2014, exactly 5 years ago. Accurate research into the shooting down has been done...
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Holding Russia liable for downing MH17

Malaysia AirlinesOn May 23, 2018 Australia and the Netherlands announce they are holding Russia liable for downing a codeshare flight of Malaysia Airlines (MH17) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL4103) on July 17, 2014.

Downing of flight MH17

The Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok visits Australia In late March 2019. His ministry quotes him as saying: ‘I want to stress: we will not rest until we have uncovered the truth surrounding the downing of flight MH17 and achieved justice for the victims and next of kin".

Unwise statement

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Will Russia ever take responsibility for downing MH17?

The Dutch and Australian governments took a bold and unusual step on May 25, 2018. One day after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) presented its report of a criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the 2 governments said to hold Russia responsible for the murder of the 298 people on board MH17. The 2 countries demand not only that Russia will take its responsibility, but also that it will cooperate in finding the truth and justice. So far, however, Russia has done everything to deny any...
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