In the court of MH17 said that he had not received from Russia of the original images
The public Prosecutor's office, which headed the investigation of the crash Malaysian Boeing (flight MH17) in Ukraine in 2014, claims that are not received from Russia of the original satellite imagery near Donetsk zaroshchens'ke and near the site of the disaster, in March, the Russian authorities informed that the satellite photos of the area near zaroshchens'ke is not preserved, said the Dutch Prosecutor Thijs Berger in the course of the hearing. Earlier, the Russian side insisted on the provision of a significant amount of materials, with many in the end were not attached to the case.
Hearings on the case of MH17 in the judicial complex Schiphol in the Netherlands was renewed on 8 June. On Monday, the Prosecutor announced that the United States cannot provide additional satellite data on the missile at the Malaysian Boeing.
"We also asked the satellite data from the Russian Federation. We did it for the first time in the request for legal aid from 15 October 2014. In it we asked all the satellite images taken in the period from 14 to 18 July 2014 in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and all other information relating to the crash of flight MH17," - said the Prosecutor at the hearing on Tuesday.
He noted that the Prosecutor's office also requested the original satellite images that the Russian Ministry of defense revealed at a press conference on 21 Jul 2014 from two locations near Donetsk zaroshchens'ke.
"We received an answer only on the last request. The Russian authorities have provided low resolution digital copies of images taken near Donetsk zaroshchens'ke. Despite repeated requests, we never received the files of original images of these satellite photos. In March 2020 the Russian government said that satellite photos of the area near zaroshchens'ke is not preserved," - said Berger.
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.
In October 2016, according to Vynnychenko, Russia handed over the investigation of primary radar data: they were transferred in the complete set, with all the necessary software to work with them. The Dutch side has confirmed the receipt of the data, however, only a few months later said that it had problems with a doctor, demanding to provide them in a different format, so called format ASTERIX. Vinnichenko noted that Russia went to meet the investigation by rewriting them in the format of ASTERIX, and re-transferred them to the Dutch side.
Berger added that the joint investigation team requested satellite imagery to private companies such as Geoserve and Google. "Investigation group (CIG) has worked very hard to receive satellite data. They were issued to private parties, intergovernmental organizations and various countries," - said the Prosecutor.
So, according to him, the satellite images were requested from two private services: Geoserve and Google.
The investigation team requested Geoserve satellite images of the crash site, areas where he could, presumably, be shooting at the aircraft, as well as delivery routes and unloading a Buk missile system. "As of 17 Jul 2014 at Geoserve was not the images of the respective areas. From 18 to 19 July 2014 a record launch site, designated SSG, close to Pervomayskiy, but they can't be used because of cloud cover," explained the Prosecutor.
He reported that on 22 June 2016 Google releases satellite photo of Makeyevka from 17 July 2014. "Some sources note that this satellite image recorded the movement of "Buka" on the way to the village of Pervomayskaya. The same satellite photo was purchased by SSG at Geoserve," said Berger.
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.
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.