The Netherlands has refused Russia’s request to allow the trial of three suspects involved in the crash of Malaysian Boeing MH17 on its territory. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the letter of dutch Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus to parliament.
It is known that the relevant request was received in October 2019. The Dutch Minister replied that the transfer of charges against the three suspected Russians was not an acceptable scenario.3 February, the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office indicted four defendants in the crash case. Malaysian Boeing in Donbas – Russians Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Oleg Pulatov, Sergei Dubinsky and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, flying MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. There were 298 people on board, all of them dead. The International Investigation Team ruled that the aircraft had been shot down by a Buk missile. The District Court of The Hague will begin hearing the case of the MH17 crash in Donbas on March 9, 2020.