The investigation of the crash of the Boeing MH-17 that occurred in 2014, as of July 2018 is under “international legal deadlock” due to the excessive politicization of the process of the investigation.
This opinion in comments to the correspondent of ГолосUA said political scientist, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of policy analysis and management Ruslan Bortnik.
“So far, we have international legal deadlock of a political nature. Without the cooperation of all countries participating in this event, to conduct an objective investigation impossible,” – says the analyst.
Also, the analyst stressed that this requires the participation of both Russia and DNR/LNR, which should also be allowed to investigate.
“The politicization of the process is extremely high, which imposes additional restrictions on the ability to not only investigate, but also the possible work of the court”, – said the expert.
The analyst States that have not yet managed to create an international court to investigate the accident. And none of the international platforms may not, without the consent of Russia to begin consideration of this case.
“Instead, create interstate court between signatories of the agreement. But the legitimacy of this court will be restricted to the territories of those countries which signed it,” – said the expert.
Besides, as the analyst believes, to implement the decision of this court will be very difficult, since it would have repercussions on other rules of international law.
“The process is that in itself continues, but the answer to the question of who is to blame for the crash of an airliner, it does not. And hope that justice will be done for the victims and their relatives is also very small,” concluded R. Bortnik.
Thus, according to the analyst, is a high degree of politicization of the process does not achieve the objective results of the investigation, because instead of a full dialogue of the countries-participants of this process, the stakeholders create an inter-state court, which cannot be considered legitimate, as there is no Russia and representatives of DNR and LNR.
We will remind that on July 17, 2014 was the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing MH17, shot down over the Donbas. This year marked the fourth anniversary of the disaster
On this day, the memory of the victims of the tragedy on this day honored Petro Poroshenko. The Ukrainian President recalled that Joint investigation team (JIT) of the representatives of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine have established that the plane was shot down by Russian anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk”, which belonged to the Russian troops and was taken from Russia.
“What Russia needs to take responsibility for the attack,” – said Poroshenko.
A month ago, on 15 June 2018, the foreign Ministers of the “Big seven” urged Russia to maximally cooperate with Australia and the Netherlands with the aim to clarify the issues regarding the downed Malaysian airliner.
“We fully support the work of the Joint investigation team (JIT), independent of a criminal investigation led by the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine. JIT insights about the role of Russia, the fall of MH17 are compelling, significant, and deeply disturbing. The G7 group recalled that the resolution 2166 of the UN Security Council requires that all States cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability. We are United in our support of Australia and the Netherlands, calling Russia to answer for his role in this case and fully cooperate with the process of establishing the truth and achieving justice for the victims of MH17 and their families”, – reads the statement of the foreign Ministers of the group of seven.
Also, informed the Dutch Parliament approved the agreement signed between the Netherlands and Ukraine to facilitate the prosecution of those responsible for the collapse of the Malaysian “Boeing” flight MH17, including the ability to use video.
And on June 1 the House of representatives of the Dutch Parliament unanimously supported the decision of the Netherlands and Australia to recognize Russia as responsible for the catastrophe Malaysian “Boeing” in 2014 over the Donbas. At the same time, several opposition parties believe that it is necessary to bring to justice the Ukraine, since it had not closed its airspace in the zone of the hostilities.
As you know, the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk region.
Killed 298 people aboard. The passengers of the flight were citizens of 10 countries. Most of the victims (196 people) are citizens of the Netherlands.
An international team of investigators Bellingcat published a report stating that the carriage of the installation “Buk”, from which presumably the plane was shot down flight MH17, was carried out by a retired Russian major-General Sergey Dubinsky.