Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
THE HAGUE, July 13. /TASS/. The idea of establishing an international tribunal on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine almost a year ago is at least strange, a Dutch journalist and the author of a book on the tragedy, Joost Niemoller said on Monday.
"It is also very weird. Because you have a situation when the public prosecution is setting up an investigation and now we hear that they still don’t know for which judge they are going to bring it. So what kind of an investigation is that?" Niemoller said.
"When you bring something like this for an international court you have to make it clear what kind of law there must be," he said adding: "Normally, the public prosecution is part of the whole juridical system and they know for which judge they will bring it. "
The expert said it is still also unclear what kind of law it will be - either Dutch, Russian or Ukrainian. "It will be an enormous problem. And also what is the proof? Nobody seems to have any idea," he said.
The idea of establishing the international tribunal is supported by the Dutch government in cooperation with other sides participating in the investigation - Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine. The Russian side sees no need in this.
On July 17, 2014, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 passenger airliner on flight MH17 from the Dutch city of Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk Region in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board who were the citizens of 10 countries and most of them - 193 people - were Dutch nationals.
Experts believe that the MH17 flight was shot down over Ukrainian airspace with a ground-to-air or an air-to-air missile.