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Lawyer: Prosecutor's office of the Netherlands jump to conclusions in the case of MH17

Dutch lawyer Boudewijn van Eyck, representing the court at the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing in the East of Ukraine the interests of the accused Oleg Pulatova, considers that the Prosecutor's office of the Netherlands lead an international investigation into the crash, jump to conclusions about the involvement of SAM "Buk" to the crash of flight MH17.

Hearings resumed on Monday after the break.

"From the report of the public prosecution it becomes clear that it is manifestly inclined to the version that the MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile system. However, this scenario was adopted at a very early stage of the investigation. Will the Prosecutor's office to avoid temptation and then rush to such conclusions, will show the further course of the investigation," the attorney said at a hearing Monday.

According to him, what is obvious at this stage - many of the obstacles faced in the course of the investigation, and the fact that most data referenced by the Prosecutor, based solely on the expert data.

Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry said, the investigation in the Netherlands, accusing Russia in the case of the crash of flight MH17, trying to deflect any suspicion from Ukraine.

The Prosecutor's office itself gave this account of conflicting testimony. So, the Prosecutor Thijs Berger in the course of the hearing in early June said that the radar data do not confirm the detection of a fighter or missile at the time of the collapse of Boeing.

As stated by van Eyck, the prosecution has not presented data on the investigation into the former commander of the air defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Vladimir Camacho in the Hague considered a suspect in the case about the crash Boeing in the Donbass. "The Prosecutor's office stated that the investigation concerning the role of the Tzemach still not been completed. We have a question – when will be completed this investigation?" - the lawyer told.

In June of 2019 Ukrainian security services kidnapped Tzemach from his apartment in the Snow and taken to Kiev. In September, he was released within the concurrent release of the detained Moscow and Kiev.

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.