Representative of the Russian Federation urged the court to dismiss the complaint of the Netherlands on MH17

There were 298 people on board, all of them died. Since June 8 last year, the case has been considered on its merits. On July 14, three days before the MH17 crash, an An-26 transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down in the Luhansk region. At the same time, according to Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Nikolai Vinnichenko, Moscow handed over to the Netherlands not only Russian radar data, but also documentation proving that the missile that hit the Boeing belonged to Ukraine, and launched it from the territory controlled by Kiev. The investigation claims that Boeing was shot down from the Buk anti-aircraft missile system, which belonged to the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade from Kursk. The investigation was conducted by a joint investigation team (JIT) under the leadership of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Netherlands, Russia did not take part in it. Plot Investigation of Boeing crash in Eastern Ukraine Russian representative to the ECtHR Mikhail Vinogradov urged the court to reject the complaints of the authorities of the Netherlands and Ukraine in the case of MH17, writes RIA Novosti. The trial began in the Netherlands in March 2020. Two crew members were killed. According to him, it follows from the materials of the case that “artillery shelling and air strikes were carried out by Ukraine constantly before the crash.” “Thus, on April 22, 2014, an An-30B state aviation. The minister noted that almost all the witnesses were classified, including one who could shed light on facts that have so far been ignored by the investigation. Истoчник aif.ru During the specified period, Ukraine lost another 15 military aircraft and helicopters in the course of active hostilities, – said the speaker. Vinogradov also said that Ukraine controlled the launch site of the missile that shot down MH17. He stressed that the complaints are based on distortion of facts, fake evidence and not corresponding to reality, but in places false statements. Today, the ECtHR in Strasbourg began to consider the complaints of the Netherlands and Ukraine against Russia in the case of the crash of flight MH17 in Donbass in 2014. Also, at the end of last year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on inconsistencies in the case of the plane crash. Earlier today, Russia denied the Dutch allegations of involvement in the downing of MH17. The complaint of the Netherlands to the ECHR is based on a distortion of facts, the representative of the Russian side believes. A Malaysian Boeing flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17, 2014 near Donetsk. Kiev blamed the militias for the crash, but they said they did not have the means to shoot down the plane at such a height.