The defendant in the case of MH17 acquainted with the translated parts of the dossier
The defendant in the case of the crash of flight MH17 Oleg Pulatov was acquainted with those parts of the dossier translated into Russian language, announced at the court hearing in the Netherlands, a Dutch lawyer Sabine ten Doeschate protecting Pulatova.
Previously ten Doeschate said that in Russian language translated into 174 pages and 60 pages is a presentation of the dossier and a personal case of the accused, but the dossier has almost 40 thousand pages. On Monday during a meeting she said she didn't know whether the defendant is acquainted with the translated files. The lawyer noted that the bulk of the materials in the case of the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing is not translated into Russian language, so Pulatova there is no possibility to get acquainted with them in order to save time. Lawyers have to explain the contents of these documents.
"We just made sure our client was familiarized with the translated parts of the case," the lawyer said at the hearing Wednesday.
She noted that the defence's request for translation of other parts of the dossier were linked to a desire to avoid delays in the issue of familiarizing the defendant with the documents. "We would like to discuss the translated pages of the case with our client, but can't do it, so can't go to him. It is not that Pulatov does not want to contact with us. To discuss by phone such questions are simply not safe," explained ten Doeschate.
Earlier Dutch Prosecutor Thijs Berger said that Pulatova do not need to translate into his native language all the record of the case, and only the necessary parts.
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.