Protection accused on the case of MH17 will ask for testimony about the death of Voloshin

Protection accused on the case of the crash of flight MH17 Oleg Pulatova will request the testimony of the investigator investigating the death of a Ukrainian pilot Vladislav Voloshin, to clarify, could the death of the pilot to be connected with his role in the crash of a passenger plane, said the Dutch lawyer Sabine ten Doeschate at the court hearing on Monday.

Nineteenth March 2018 police of the Nikolaev area, Ukraine has reported that a former Ukrainian pilot Vladislav Voloshin who was suspected in the attack on the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines, had committed suicide. Name Voloshin is present in the testimony of the Ukrainian military, which takes place in Russia, a witness in the case of the Malaysian Boeing. He said that the airliner could bring down a plane piloted by Voloshin.

The SBU acknowledged that Voloshin served in the Ukrainian army, but argue that the day of the accident flight he did not commit.

"The information that could clarify Voloshin, could be important and could confirm or exclude one of the scenarios happened. Information from Voloshin could be at odds with the information provided by the Ukrainian military, based on which the Joint investigation group (SSG) came to the conclusion that in the time of the crash near MH17 was not a military aircraft," - said the lawyer.

She noted that Voloshin to interrogate as the witness is impossible because of his death.

"This means that we need to have more evidence about the cause of his death. The defense would like to ask the investigator who investigated the death Voloshin, what conclusions he has come from and is there a possibility that his death was not accidental and whether it was connected with his role in the crash of MH17," said Sabine ten Doeschate.

The court in the case of the crash of flight MH17 has begun in the Netherlands March 9, 2020. On it are four defendants - 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 Russia are investigating the circumstances of the crash, had earlier 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. 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.