12.04.2021

Australia and the Netherlands demand compensation from Russia

Russia must pay compensation to the families of 38 Australians who died in the crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

This was stated by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, reports ABC.

On Thursday, an international Joint Investigation Team investigating the Malaysian Boeing’s downing announced that it was shot down by the Buk anti-aircraft missile system from the 53rd Air Defense Brigade of the Russian Federation, which is based in the Russian city of Kursk.

As a result, Australia and the Netherlands said Russia was responsible for the crash of a passenger plane. Bishop noted that families of victims want Moscow to be responsible for their actions.

“We will seek redress for the atrocities caused by this behavior,” Bishop said.

Dutch Foreign Minister Steph Blok said the Netherlands and Australia “asked Russia to enter into negotiations aimed at finding a solution that would correspond to the tremendous suffering and harm caused by the destruction of MH17.”

The European Commission called on the Russian Federation to cooperate fully to identify those responsible for the downing of a Boeing of Malaysian Airlines in the sky over the Donbass in 2014. Moscow rejects involvement in the disaster.

Bellingcat named the second probable crash victim MH17

Bellingcat expert journalism group said that GRU officer Ivannikov could be involved in the crash of MH17. He allegedly participated in the transfer of Buka to the territory of Ukraine, which shot down the Malaysian Boeing. Representatives of the Bellingcat expert and journalistic group on Friday, May 25, named the second person allegedly involved in the crash of the Boeing of Malaysian airlines over the territory of Donbass on July 17, 2014. . He is Oleg Vladimirovich Ivannikov, an GRU officer, investigators said. According to them, Ivannikov participated in the transfer of the Buk installation to Ukraine, from which a plane with 298 passengers and crew members was shot down, flying flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Call signs of Ivannikov – “Orion”. Previously, he served as Minister of Defense of South Ossetia.

The day before, on May 24, representatives of the Joint Investigative Group (JIT), investigating the circumstances of the crash, said that the Buk anti-aircraft missile system from which the plane was shot down belonged to the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based near Kursk. According to Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Dutch Police Investigation Department, JIT carefully examined all of Buka’s photos and videos. “We were able to establish that this air defense system has unique characteristics,” said Paulissen. “Based on these characteristics, JIT was able to identify the distinctive features of this Buk.”

The Russian side rejected the version of the Dutch investigators, saying that the serial number on the engine indicates that it was produced back in the USSR in 1986. “The deadline for the exploitation of a rocket, the engine from which was demonstrated by the Dutch commission, was 2011, after which all missiles of this type of release were withdrawn, decommissioned and sent for disposal,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Consequence: MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile of the Russian army

The Buk missile launcher, with which the MH17 airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in eastern Ukraine, belonged to the Russian 53rd Air Defense Brigade, investigators said. The Buk missile launcher, with which the missile was shot down, shot down in July 2014 over Donbass, the passenger plane of a Malaysian airline belonged to the Russian armed forces. This was stated by representatives of the International Investigation Team at a press conference in the Dutch Utrecht on Thursday, May 24. The Buk was in service with the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade deployed in Kursk, spokesman for the Dutch police Wilbert Paulissen said.

According to investigators, the rocket was produced in 1986 at a plant in Dolgoprudny in the Moscow region. Investigators called on everyone who can know in which part the rocket was delivered to report this in full confidentiality.

The Boeing-777, flying MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was allegedly shot down by missiles over the territory of Donetsk Region on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board died. Since two-thirds of the victims were Dutch nationals, a plane crash investigation is being conducted in that country.

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