Judgements of conviction in the case of the MH17 downing over Donbass may be enforced in Ukraine, and the court will be able to use video conference. This is reported by DW.
It is noted that Dutch legislators have approved an agreement signed between their country and Ukraine on June 12. The agreement was designed to facilitate possible prosecution of persons responsible for the downing of the Malaysian Boeing, including the use of video communication.
The agreement approved lays out a provision that the trial will take place in a Dutch court, most likely in The Hague.
If the sentences judgements of conviction are delivered, they may be enforced in the territory of Ukraine if the convicts are not extradited to the Netherlands. The endorsement of the agreement is "an important step toward finding the truth and bringing suspects to justice, thereby meeting the demands of the families of victims", - Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok stated.
Malaysia Airlines MH17 Boeing 777 heading from Amsterdam (Netherlands) for Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) was shot down in the Donetsk oblast on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board died. The experts revealed that the passenger plane had been shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft missile system, brought from Russia by the militants.
In May, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) deduced that the Buk anti-aircraft missile system which shot down the Malaysia Airlines MH17 Boeing 777 was brought to Donbass from the 53rd Air Defence Brigade based near Kursk. After the JIT statement, the authorities of the Netherlands and Australia formally accused Russia of the catastrophe of the Malaysian Boeing. The Russian Ministry of Defence stated that the Buk missile, which shot down Boeing-777 in 2014, does not belong to the Russian army.
The Dutch government stated on June 6 that it did not see the responsibility of the Ukrainian authorities for the catastrophe of the Malaysian Boeing in the sky over the Donbass in 2014. "According to the government, as of today, there is no legally convincing evidence that Ukraine acted criminally when it did not close its airspace", – the letter of Stef Blok to the deputies of the lower house of Dutch parliament said.