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Lawyers Pulatova requested a translation of MH17 on Russian language

The bulk of the materials in the case of the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing flight MH17 is not translated into Russian language, so the suspect is the Russian Oleg Pulatova there is no possibility to get acquainted with them, said at the hearing Monday, the Dutch lawyer Sabine ten Doeschate protecting Pulatova.

Hearings on the crash of flight MH17 resumed in the judicial complex Schiphol in the Netherlands on Monday. The meeting continued in the absence of the four suspects in the case - Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatova and Leonid Kharchenko. At trial, there are two Dutch lawyer Pulatova.

"We have requested that the matter be translated into Russian language. Now in Russian language only transferred personal file, also in Russian there are some audio files of phone conversations, but the main part is in Dutch or English. Therefore our client has no opportunity to get acquainted with documents, to save time. That is, we must explain the contents of these documents," said ten Doeschate.

She stressed that tens of thousands of pages of things with "sensitive and difficult content" it is impossible to discuss with his client on the phone, this conversation requires a personal meeting which is impossible because of the restrictions caused by COVID-19.

As stated ten Doeschate, the situation is complicated by the fact that Dutch judges don't speak Russian, and Pulatov knows neither Dutch nor English. Thus, when talking they have to resort to the assistance of an interpreter and communicate with it by phone is inconvenient and costly.

Previously, it was reported that Russian language translated 174 pages a brief statement of the case and 60 pages personal Affairs Pulatova. The case of MH17 is almost 40 thousand pages.

The court in the case of the crash of flight MH17 began March 9, 2020. The case involves four defendants - Russians Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. Pulatova on the court represents an international group consisting of two Dutch and one Russian lawyer. The other suspects tried in absentia.

Malaysian Boeing flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight MH17, crashed on July 17, 2014 under Donetsk. On Board were 298 people, they all died. Kiev has blamed the disaster militias, those announced that did not have the means that would shoot down aircraft at this altitude.

A joint investigation group (SSG) under the leadership of the Prosecutor General of the Netherlands without the participation of the Russian Federation is conducting an investigation into the crash, has previously presented the interim results. The investigation claims that Boeing was shot down by anti-aircraft missile complex "Buk", belonging to the 53rd antiaircraft missile brigade of the armed forces of the Kursk. As stated by RIA Novosti Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Nikolai Vinnichenko, the Russian side handed over to the Netherlands not only the data of the Russian radars, but also documentation showing that the missile SAM "Buk" that struck the Boeing belonged to Ukraine, and she was fired from the territory controlled by Kiev, but this information, the investigators ignored. In the first hearing, the prosecution acknowledged that it has received and is studying the data of the Russian Prosecutor's office.

The Russian foreign Ministry said that the accusations of SSG in the Russian involvement in the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing unfounded and regrettable, the investigation is biased and one-sided. Later, President Vladimir Putin noted that Russia does not allow for the investigation of the crash of the airliner in Eastern Ukraine, and Moscow may recognize the results of the investigation, if it is to be meaningful. All rocket motor which showed the Dutch Commission for the investigation of the crash MH17, was disposed of after 2011, said the Ministry of defense of Russia. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly stated that Moscow categorically rejects allegations of involvement in the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing.