The Hague Court recognized that the MH17 flight was shot down by a Russian missile from Russian-controlled territory in 2014
The court in The Hague stated that the passenger plane Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile system, Reuters reports. The Russian-made missile was fired from a farm field near Pervomaiske in the east of Ukraine, which was occupied by Russia.
The court also stated that Russia had overall control of the militants of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic at the time when the plane was shot down.
The Dutch court has found three men guilty of murder for shooting down a passenger jet: Igor Girkin, the military leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic; Sergei Dubinsky, who was found to have ordered and overseen the transport of the Buk missile launcher; and Leonid Kharchenko who had overseen the Buk. They have been sentenced to life in jail.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over the Russian-occupied area of the Donetsk region in July 2014. There were 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board. All of them died.