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MH17 trial SHOW starts in Amesterdam with out evidence: Interview with Donetsk’s ex-commander

MH17 trial SHOW starts in Amesterdam with out evidence: Interview with Donetsk’s ex-commander

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On March 9th, the trial of four men accused of downing the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 began in Amsterdam. Prosecutors say the suspects, three Russians and a Ukrainian, helped organise the Russian missile system used to shoot down MH17, a civilian aircraft. The suspects, who are believed to be in Russia, face preliminary charges of the murder of 298 people and of causing the aircraft to crash, resulting in the death of all aboard. Head judge Hendrik Steenhuis introduced the trial, saying: “Many have longed for this process for a long time … The next of kin of these 298 deceased enjoy legal rights given to victims.” A Dutch-led international Joint Investigation (JIT) team spent years collecting evidence before issuing arrest warrants In 2019 for the four suspects: Russians Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Igor Girkin, and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. The JIT consists of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Australia, Malaysia and Belgium, and back in 2017 agreed to hold the trials in the…
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