A joint investigation team, finds out circumstances of accident Malaysian Boeing 777 in the Donbass, has released a newsletter on progress in the investigation into the death of a passenger airliner. Data are available on the website, which describes six aspects of the international investigation of the disaster.
The first part of the Bulletin talks about the work of forensic experts at a military air base Gilze-Rijn in the Netherlands. Experts examined is placed in 11 containers of the remains of a crashed Boeing 777. Among the objects of the study are the large fragments of the aircraft – weighing up to six thousand pounds. To search for clues, every detail is studied at least five times. Work is being done using mobile cranes and lift trucks.
The second part is devoted to the activities of the field office in Kiev, where the representatives of the Netherlands and Australia. As noted on the website, the experts of both countries managed to establish good relations with the Ukrainian side to the joint investigation. The participants in the investigation in identifying people in telephone conversations and visual materials, collect the testimony of witnesses.
In the third part refers to the collection of soil samples in the disputed territories of Donbass, with which, presumably, was carried out missile launch in the direction of the MH17. Dutch experts were able to access in the Donetsk oblast, while in Luhansk oblast remains closed to them.
One of the key aspects of the investigation is finding information about the missile system, with which the attack was carried on a passenger liner. In this issue devoted to the fourth section of the newsletter notes that while experts can’t say for sure about who and where launched a missile at MH17. However, the fragments of the projectile were found at the crash site.
The fifth part of the Bulletin recalls that the international investigation team consists of five countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia, Australia and Ukraine. Thus, a separate concern is the differences in languages and legal systems of States in information exchange.
In the sixth part refers to the requests for legal aid from 18 countries. The Dutch police has the right to carry out any investigative actions outside the Netherlands only with the permission of the other state. We are talking about interrogations of suspects and interviews with witnesses, searches in residential areas, information on telephone numbers, the interception of telephone conversations, analyses or comparison of DNA, obtaining information from official documents.
The Prosecutor’s office of the Netherlands, who heads the Joint investigation team, June 3, promised to report about the weapon used for attack on flight MH17, in the fall of 2016. The Ministry said that the report will not constitute the final results of the investigation, as data about the crash are still not enough. In particular, the Commission members still are waiting for Russia information about the location of the Buk system and its technical characteristics.
In may this year, Australia has submitted the results of the investigation of the disaster MH17, which killed 38 Australians. The coroner of New South Wales Michael Barnes came to the conclusion that the crash of a passenger airliner was “mass murder”. According to him, the accident occurred due to “intentional malevolent acts”. While the perpetrators of the crash of the aircraft, is not yet established. At the same time, it is known that the aircraft was destroyed at high altitude due to the explosion of rockets deliberately launched in the direction of the liner.
In October last year, the security Council of the Netherlands (SBN) issued a final report on the results of the crash investigation, saying that the Boeing 777 was shot down issued from Russia-manufactured anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk 9M38 missile with a warhead 9Н314М.
During the time of the official investigation of the disaster by the international expert and journalist group Bellingcat has published several reports on the causes of the fall of the Malaysian liner. Analysts blamed for the plane crash in the Donbas separatists and the Russian military. In particular, the project experts have establishedthat MH17 was shot down by a Buk at number 332, which is assigned to the Russian 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade.
Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines, a flight Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur crashed 17 July 2014 in Donetsk region of Ukraine. All aboard 298 people – 15 crew members and 283 passengers were killed. Among the dead were citizens of ten countries, most of them – the citizens of the Netherlands.