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District Court of the Hague Reaches First Verdicts to Individuals Responsible for Downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17

November 18, 2022
District Court of the Hague Reaches First Verdicts to Individuals Responsible for Downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17

Based on the evidences collected by the international investigation team, the District Court of the Hague rendered the first verdicts to persons responsible for shooting down a civilian aircraft Boeing 777 flight MH17 over Donetsk. Two citizens of the russian federation, ihor hyrkin and serhii dubynskyi, as well as one citizen of Ukraine, leonid kharchenko, were found guilty of shooting down the civilian aircraft and sentenced to the lifetime imprisonment. In the Court, it was also proven the following fact: the Buk air defence system, from which MH-17 had been shot down, was brought from russia to Ukraine and then taken back. In addition, it is officially recorded that the russian federation supplied weapons and financed the terrorist organization "DPR". This is only the first verdict in this proceeding. Other involved persons will be brought to justice.

The specialists of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine were involved in the investigation of downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17 who provided the world community with confirmed evidences regarding the activities of the russian troops in that period in respective areas.