Russia rejected the Netherlands' request for the interrogation of the commander of the Kursk brigade in the case of MH17 anti-aircraft missile brigade, Sergei Muchkaev, suspect in the crash of the Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines. This was reported by RIA Novosti.
Presiding Judge Hendrik Steinhei said that the Russian side refused to cooperate because “the poll is contrary to the interests of the Russian Federation.”
Earlier it was reported that the Netherlands wanted to initiate a new proceedings against Russia in the case of the crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July 2014. It is planned to prepare a legal procedure at the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The issue will be on the agenda of the new government, which is in the formation stage.
The Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on July 17, 2014 in the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ( DNR). 298 people died. The Joint Investigation Team, which is investigating the disaster, includes representatives from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.
The investigation believes that former DPR Defense Minister Igor Girkin (Strelkov) and three of his subordinates – Sergei Dubinsky, were involved in the plane crash. Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Kharchenko. They are accused of delivering a Buk air defense missile system from Russia to Ukraine, from which the liner was shot down.