The United States uses the policy of trade sanctions, and these restrictions imposed on a number of countries are illegal from the point of view of international law.
The Joint Investigative Team [JIT] did not provide evidence that indicates unconditionally who is specifically responsible for the tragedy.
This does not prevent the West from blaming the militia of Donbas and Russia for what happened. At the same time, Moscow is not allowed to take part in the investigation, and the Netherlands rejects all documents [provided by Russia] refuting the [official] version of events. Such a situation does not suit the Russian Federation, nor Malaysia, whose authorities have already announced that the investigation is political in nature and its true purpose is to blame Russia.
It [Western position] can be very shaky if a German detective, who conducted his own independent investigation, attends the meeting. He reported that he has evidence that refutes the “official version”. Moreover, he can name the true culprits of the plane crash.
A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that the JIT has not established who is responsible for the downing of flight MH17 and that the commission did not take into consideration the evidence provided by Russia and the German private detective Joseph Resch.
A special team, known as the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), was established to conduct the criminal investigation of the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight in 2014. On the basis of the investigation conducted by the JIT, the Dutch Public Persecution service will prosecute 4 individuals for causing the MH17 crash, murdering all 289 persons on board. The trial will start in March 2020 at The Hague District Court. The suspects to be prosecuted are Igor Girkin, Sergei Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov, and Leonid Kharchenko.
A German private detective has claimed to have evidence about the crash of the plane. In 2016, he was questioned by the Dutch police as a witness in the case. The prosecutors believe that the detective was contacted by people who might be involved in the crash.
The "evidence" claimed by Russia, namely radar data and the "field experiment" conducted by the Russian military company Almaz-Antey, is only a small sample of misleading claims advanced by Moscow since 2015, some of which have contradicted one another.
The JIT has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy (or: Pervomaiskyi). At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT), has concluded that the BUK-TELAR used to down MH17, originates from the 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile brigade, a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation.
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