Russian authorities have blocked the speech of Sergei Mokayev, commander of the Russian 53rd anti-aircraft brigade, at a criminal trial in Amsterdam related to the downing of a Malaysian airline with code MH17 in 2014, judicial sources said.

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On Wednesday, in a secure court near the airport Schiphol NS Amsterdam Three Russian citizens and one Ukrainian accused of crimes are on trial Projection Malaysian machine.

MH17 . aircraft It was shot down on July 17, 2014 by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine using a Buk surface-to-air missile. 298 people died, including 193 Dutch.

The Russian 53rd anti-aircraft brigade was responsible for the delivery of the missile. And on Wednesday, it turned out that a month ago the court had asked the Russian authorities to allow its former leader to testify at the trial.

Moscow refused the request. He claims to have questions Muckajew It may relate to classified military data. – This could harm Russia’s interests – the president of the court said on Wednesday about the reasons for the Russian refusal.


The verdict in the case is scheduled for mid-2022, rather than as originally scheduled, in December 2021, the judge in charge of the case reported.

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