In the Netherlands, declined to answer the question about the new defendant in the case of MH17

Deputy chief Prosecutor of the Netherlands Digna van Becelaere evaded a direct answer to the question of whether or not there is a new person involved in the case of MH17, saying only that the investigation of the crash Malaysian Boeing in the East of Ukraine continues, and we need witnesses to get more information.

Earlier, several British media (including the project Bellingcat and the air force) said that he had established the identity of one of the defendants: they argued that a man who was held in the materials of the Joint investigation group (CIG) under the name "Vladimir" supposedly can be, the first Deputy head of the border service of FSB of Russia the General-Colonel Andrey Burlaka.

Earlier a press-the Secretary of Prosecutor's office of the Netherlands, Bregtje van de Modak in response to a request from RIA Novosti to comment on the publication in the media about the new defendant said that the case still are only four people with this status.

"The investigation is still ongoing, and in the case of the crew of "Buka", and the person who gave the order for his startup. In December of last year, we urged witnesses to contact us. Now we received information from Bellingcat. But we need witnesses in order to get more information. But since the investigation is still going, I can't tell you more," said van Becelaere at a press briefing on the first day of the June block of hearings.

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.