In the Netherlands, in the Schiphol complex, where the MH17 trial is being held, the hearing will take place on May 16 at 10:00 local time.
This was reported by an Ukrinform correspondent in The Hague.
It is expected that the 13th block of court hearings will be held from May 16 to 18 and from June 8 to 10, 2022.
As Ukrinform reported, on May 16, we will first talk about compensation. Then the prosecutor’s office and the defense of one of the four defendants, Russian Oleg Pulatov, will have the floor.
Passenger Boeing-777 of Malaysian Airlines, operating flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in the temporarily occupied part of the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. On board the liner were 283 passengers and 15 crew members, all of them died.
An international investigation team concluded that the plane was shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft missile system belonging to the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade of the Russian armed forces, stationed in Kursk.
On June 19, 2019, the investigation team named four suspects who are believed to be involved in the transportation and combat use of the Buk air defense system. This is a former FSB officer, former “Minister of Defense” of the so-called DPR Igor Girkin (Strelkov), a general, and at the time of the downing of the plane, Colonel of the Group of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, head of the “Group of the DPR” Sergey Dubinsky, Lieutenant Colonel of the Group Oleg Pulatov (all are citizens of the Russian Federation ), a citizen of Ukraine Leonid Kharchenko, who fought on the side of the “DPR”.
The District Court of The Hague in March 2020 began considering the case of the crash of flight MH17.