MH17 criminal trial

On July 17th 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine. The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members, among whom 196 Dutch nationals and 43 Malaysian nationals. All passengers died in the crash.

On the basis of the investigation conducted by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), consisting of judicial authorities from Australia, Belgium, Ukraine, Malaysia, and The Netherlands, the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands is prosecuting four suspects for bringing down the airplane. International arrest warrents have been issues and the four have been placed on national and international Lists of Wanted Persons. Three of the suspects have Russian nationality, the fourth is Ukrainian.

The trial will start on the 9th of March 2020 at 10.00 AM before the District Court of The Hague, which will conduct the hearings at the Schiphol Judicial Complex.

You can stay updated on the latest developments in the investigation and criminal case through the websites of the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands and CourtMH17.

The Embassy will also communicate on large developments in the case through this website.