Russia on Thursday said a Dutch court’s ruling in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine was politically motivated, with the court facing “unprecedented pressure”. He added that it had been.
“The course and results of the proceedings indicate that they were based on a political mandate to strengthen the version promoted by The Hague and its affiliates,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
“We deeply regret that the Hague District Court has ignored the principle of impartial justice due to the current political climate and caused a serious blow to the reputation of the entire Dutch judicial system,” Moscow said.
The foreign ministry also said the court was under “unprecedented pressure” from Dutch politicians, prosecutors and the media.
Moscow said the trial in the Netherlands could go down in history as “one of the most scandalous in the history of legal proceedings, with an extensive list of bizarre, inconsistent and questionable prosecution arguments”. said that there is
A Dutch court on Thursday convicted three men and acquitted one of them in the 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.
Russians Igor Gurkin and Sergei Dubinsky and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko were “convicted” of murder and deliberately crashing the plane, while Russian Oleg Platov was acquitted. Chief Justice Hendrik Steenhuis said.
The first three were sentenced to life in absentia.
Moscow has denied any involvement in the crash. It has refused to extradite the suspect, saying it is illegal under Russian law.
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