The prosecutor's office of the Netherlands has brought in an indictment against four persons involved in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing MH17 flight over the Donbas in 2014.
According to her, one of these defendants —
The Joint Investigation Team announced the names of four suspects in the crash in June 2019. These are:
- Igor Girkin-Strelkov, then-minister of defense of the "DPR";
- Sergei "
Khmury" Dubinsky, a subordinate of Strelkov, Major-General of the Russian army,who headed the so-called military intelligence of militants; Oleg Pulatov(call sign " Gyurza" and "Khalif"), a subordinate of Dubinsky, headed the second division of the "DPR" military intelligence (GRU).
- Leonid Kharchenko (call sign "Mole"), who headed one
of the unitsof the "DPR GRU" and together with Pulatovaccompanied Bukto Snizhne where it fired the missile.
It was also in June 2019 that the Ukrainian special services captured Volodymyr Tsemakh, an anti-aircraft gunner from the Donetsk region, who said in a video that he had "hidden the
The Netherlands formally sent requests for Tsemakh's extradition to Russia, but Moscow refused and Tsemakh returned to the non-government-controlled part of the Donetsk region.
Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777 operating on the Kuala Lumpur - Amsterdam flight
An official investigation confirmed that the
The Russian government denies the involvement of its structures in the tragedy, claiming that