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Investigators named the four suspects in the crash of MH17: three Russians and a Ukrainian

The trial for the crash of flight MH17 is scheduled for March 2020.

Igor Strelkov (Girkin) Photo

The prosecutor’s office of the Netherlands called the names of four suspected of being involved in the crash of a Malaysian Boeing, performing a flight MH17. These are Major General Sergei Dubinsky (call sign “Gloomy”), Colonel Oleg Pulatov (“Gyurza”), Colonel Igor Strelkov (real name Girkin) and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko (“Mole”). The four suspects contacted Moscow, the Dutch television news service RTL Nieuws reports with reference to the international disaster investigation team (JIT).

The reasons for the disaster MH17 during the meeting of the international group with relatives were not reported. A trial on the crash of Boeing over the Donbas is scheduled for March 2020, relatives of one of the victims said. The Dutch authorities have not applied for the extradition of suspects to Ukraine and Russia, who do not extradite citizens, notes RTL Nieuws.

Before the suspects were officially announced about people allegedly involved in the crash, the Bellingcat research group reported . Its experts studied the negotiations of the self-proclaimed militia of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics. Among the 12 names mentioned in the report, there are four, named officially.

On June 18, Dubinsky and Pulatova were mentioned on the air of the Dutch television program NOS as persons they might consider to be suspects.

Boeing MH-17 shot down over the territory of Ukraine in July 2014. Onboard the passenger aircraft of Malaysia Airlines, on the flight Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur, were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. When parsing debris, rescuers found no survivors.

Russia denies any involvement in the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing. The Ministry of Defense claims that the missile with which the aircraft was shot down was taken to Ukraine back in Soviet times and belonged to a Ukrainian military unit. The international investigation believes that the installation was delivered to the Donetsk region from Russia, and then taken back.

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