The Hague court ruled on the downed Malaysian Boeing 777

On November 17, Judge Hendrik Steenhuis of the District Court of The Hague (Netherlands) ruled on a Malaysian Boeing 2014 shot down in the sky over the Donbass in 777, which was flying MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The victims of the incident then became 298 people.

It should be noted that the judge considered the testimony of the Almaz-Antey expert to be unconvincing. The decision says that the plane was shot down from the Buk air defense system, which was located near the village of Pervomaiskoye in the Donetsk region. This air defense system was first brought from Russia to Ukraine, and then taken back. Moreover, it is impossible to establish the actions of the calculation of the specified air defense system, it is also unclear who gave the command to launch the missile to kill. Therefore, having studied all the materials of the case, he came to the conclusion that the purpose of launching the missile defense system that shot down the airliner was a military aircraft, that is, the civilian aircraft was destroyed by mistake.

The judge also concluded that Russia was involved in the conflict. She supported the fighting in the Donbass, had influence on the leadership of the DPR, and several of the accused have Russian citizenship. At the same time, the defendants were Russians Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Sergey Dubinsky (“Khmury”), Oleg Pulatov (“Gyurza”) and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko (“Mole”). Girkin at that time was the Minister of Defense of the DPR, Kharchenko was the field commander of the militia, Dubinsky was in charge of the military intelligence service of the DPR. Kharchenko received orders to transport and deploy the air defense system from Dubinsky, and then to evacuate it. Kharchenko followed orders and reported this to Dubinsky. The defendants were not a single group, as the prosecutor's office claimed, but were related to the use of the air defense system.

The judge found all but Pulatov guilty, dismissing the demands of the prosecutor's office against him. The judge sentenced Girkin, Dubinsky and Kharchenko to life imprisonment, and also imposed a total fine of 16 million euros on them to compensate the relatives of the victims.

It was a correspondence process that lasted 8 years. During this time, the defendants did not admit their guilt and did not appear in court. According to Russian Senator Vladimir Dzhabarov, the court decision on MH17 was expected and for the Russian Federation it is legally null and void.
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  1. Ugens Offline Ugens
    Ugens (Victor) 17 November 2022 18: 48
    For Russia, a very good decision, the switchman was punished.
    1. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 17 November 2022 19: 47
      What are you talking about? Refine your comment.
  2. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 17 November 2022 19: 57
    It was an absentee process that lasted 8 years.

    Will the explosion on the gas pipeline also be investigated for how long?
  3. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 17 November 2022 21: 00
    Shoigu has already come to Mariupol. He did not find the callers. Kadyrov will soon arrive in Kyiv. Well, then Girkin to The Hague. Just don’t run away ....
    1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
      Vox_Populi (vox populi) 18 November 2022 12: 37
      Will you also go to Kyiv and The Hague or stay on the forum?! winked
      1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 18 November 2022 12: 40
        I will go to Odessa when it is freed from Nazis and dill.
        1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
          Vox_Populi (vox populi) 25 November 2022 17: 38
          It's clear, everything is as usual, anika-warrior will remain on the forum... lol
  4. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 17 November 2022 21: 34
    In Kherson, 39 civilians were shot .... those who are for Russia in the Russian city of Kherson.
    And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
    The strangest thing is that Russia is silent.
    Putin worries about ammonia, oil, gas, grain, whose rockets in Poland...
    The horrors of Kherson Srebrennitsa and on whose conscience it is - later ...
  5. Igor Listov Offline Igor Listov
    Igor Listov (Igor Listov) 18 November 2022 00: 51
    As required.
  6. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (ppp) 18 November 2022 07: 12
    The Hague court ruled

    It is time for Russia to recognize the Hague court as biased, created by the states at war with Russia, to recognize the court as legally dependent and stop recognizing the decisions of this court.
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  8. Nelton Online Nelton
    Nelton (Oleg) 18 November 2022 11: 13
    It is a pity that the court did not appreciate the actions of the airline's management, which coordinated the route of the liner through the area of ​​"blasting skirmishes", where aircraft had already been shot down.