Five years ago, on 17 July 2014, the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over occupied Donbass, allegedly by a missile surface-to-air. In the crash killed all who were on Board: 15 crew members and 283 passengers.
On this day, relatives of the victims and the embassies of their countries hold mourning rally.
In the Netherlands, on July 16 was panakhida, which was attended by the relatives of the deceased and held a conference on MH17. In Washington held a round table.
Speaking in Washington, Deputy assistant Secretary of state for Eurasia George Kent said that “Russia prepared the ground for the destruction of MH17 by funding, organizing and promoting their proxies in Eastern Ukraine”. He also noted that “Russia continues to deny the presence of their forces and material resources” to the uncontrolled Ukrainian authorities territories.
Wednesday, July 17, nine embassies whose nationals were killed during the flight, plan to hold the ceremonies in Malaysia, which is lost because of the disaster of the plane 43 of the citizen. Another event closed to press, will take place at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.
Recall that the joint investigation team on June 19 announced the names of the first four suspects of involvement in the destruction of the aircraft. It – Sergey Dubinsky (call “Gloomy”), Igor Girkin (call sign “Shooter”), Oleg Pulatov (call sign “Gyurza”), Leonid Kharchenko (call “Mole”). The trial of the suspects will begin in March 2020.
Ukraine welcomed the conclusions of the investigators and urged Moscow to “recognize” their responsibility for the tragedy. Russia insists that the investigation is aimed at “discrediting” of the country.
On the day of announcement of results of the Joint investigation team on June 19 Girkin, Dubinsky, Pulatov and Kharchenko was also included in the list involved in the crash of the flight MH17 crash, according to the investigation group Bellingcat research.
Note, the Board of investigation on security issues of the Netherlands found that the plane was shot down by a missile anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk”, with running controlled at the time of the Russian forces on the territory of Donbass. A criminal investigation of the Joint investigation team came to the following conclusion: SAM launcher Buk missile which shot down the MH17 belonged to the 53rd antiaircraft missile brigade of the Armed forces of Russia, and was taken?? from Russia to the occupied part of Donbas, and from there launched the missiles, and after the shooting down of its airliner returned back to Russia.