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The Dutch authorities agreed to investigate the reasons why Kiev has not closed airspace for civil aviation in the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine. This was told by a Dutch lawyer Boudewijn van Eyck at the court hearings about the crash of Boeing MH17 in 2014, reports RIA Novosti.
“The security Council of the Netherlands (DSB) also criticized [the fact that the Ukrainian authorities had not closed the airspace] (…). Six years after the tragedy, the government of the Netherlands agreed to conduct an investigation,” he said. The lawyer stressed that the results may indicate the involvement of Kiev to disaster with Malaysian Boeing MH17.
He suggested that Kiev could be military-strategic motives: the use of civilian aircraft as human shields. “[The release], according to which in the conflict zone was a military aircraft that posed a danger to separatists, and said the radar air defense system “Buk”. In other words, it could be self-defense,” suggested Boudewijn van Eyck.
Earlier, Dutch lawyer Sabine ten Doeschate representing the interests of the accused Oleg Pulatova, offered more time to consider the version that the Ukrainian military accidentally shoot down the Malaysian Boeing MH17.
The court in Boeing MH17 in the district court of the Hague resumed on 8 June. The number of people in the meeting room is limited because of the quarantine. Allowed two representatives from each side, the defendants did not attend the meeting, they are in fact, involved only lawyers Oleg Pulatova.
Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines, flying flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. On Board were 298 people, they all died. An international investigation team following the results of investigation named the accused in the case of the death of Boeing. It is the Russians Igor Girkin (Shooters), Mr Pulatov, Sergey Dubinsky and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. All of them, according to investigators, are related to the displacement of the complex “Buk”, from which, presumably, was hit by a ship.
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