District Court of The Hague

Date of judgment: 17 November 2022

Based on the indictment and further to the trial, the District Court of The Hague has delivered the following judgment in the case brought by the prosecutor against the accused:

Leonid Volodymyrovych KHARCHENKO, born on 10 January 1972.

The court finds that it has been proven legally and conclusively that the accused Kharchenko:

1. on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine (in Donetsk oblast), together and in association with others, intentionally and unlawfully, caused an aeroplane (namely flight MH17) to crash, by firing a Buk missile by means of a Buk TELAR (near Pervomaiskyi), although this was likely to endanger the lives of the occupants of said aeroplane (of whom the 298 names are set out in the annex to the indictment), and said occupants were killed as a result;

2. on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine (in Donetsk oblast), together and in association with others, intentionally and with premeditation, took the lives of the occupants (of whom the 298 names are set out in the annex to the indictment) of an aeroplane (namely flight MH17), by using a Buk TELAR to fire a Buk missile at that aeroplane (near Pervomaiskyi), which caused the aeroplane to crash and said occupants to die.

The court finds these charges proven and the accused criminally responsible.

The court sentences the accused to life imprisonment.

The court orders the arrest of the accused.

The court has granted 306 claims for compensation severally and imposed an order for compensation in an amount of exceeding 16 million euros.

The period for lodging an appeal is 14 days.

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District Court of The Hague

Date of judgment: 17 November 2022

Based on the indictment and further to the trial, the District Court of The Hague has delivered the following judgment in the case brought by the prosecutor against the accused:

Sergey Nikolayevich DUBINSKIY, born on 9 August 1962.

The court finds that it has been proven legally and conclusively that the accused Dubinskiy:

1. on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine (in Donetsk oblast), together and in association with others, intentionally and unlawfully, caused an aeroplane (namely flight MH17) to crash, by firing a Buk missile by means of a Buk TELAR (near Pervomaiskyi), although this was likely to endanger the lives of the occupants of said aeroplane (of whom the 298 names are set out in the annex to the indictment), and said occupants were killed as a result;

2. on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine (in Donetsk oblast), together and in association with others, intentionally and with premeditation, took the lives of the occupants (of whom the 298 names are set out in the annex to the indictment) of an aeroplane (namely flight MH17), by using a Buk TELAR to fire a Buk missile at that aeroplane (near Pervomaiskyi), which caused the aeroplane to crash and said occupants to die.

The court finds these charges proven and the accused criminally responsible.

The court sentences the accused to life imprisonment.

The court orders the arrest of the accused.

The court has granted 306 claims for compensation severally and imposed an order for compensation in an amount exceeding 16 million euros.

The period for lodging an appeal is 14 days.

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District Court of The Hague

Date of judgment: 17 November 2022

Based on the indictment and further to the trial, the District Court of The Hague has delivered the following judgment in the case brought by the prosecutor against the accused:

Igor Vsevolodovich GIRKIN, born on 17 December 1970.

The court finds that it has been proven legally and conclusively that the accused Girkin:

1. on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine (in Donetsk oblast), together and in association with others, as functional perpetrator, intentionally and unlawfully, caused an aeroplane (namely flight MH17) to crash, by firing a Buk missile by means of a Buk TELAR (near Pervomaiskyi), although this was likely to endanger the lives of the occupants of said aeroplane (of whom the 298 names are set out in the annex to the indictment), and said occupants were killed as a result;

2. on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine (in Donetsk oblast), together and in association with others, as functional perpetrator, intentionally and with premeditation, took the lives of the occupants (of whom the 298 names are set out in the annex to the indictment) of an aeroplane (namely flight MH17), by using a Buk TELAR to fire a Buk missile at that aeroplane (near Pervomaiskyi), which caused the aeroplane to crash and said occupants to die.

The court finds these charges proven and the accused criminally responsible.

The court sentences the accused to life imprisonment.

The court orders the arrest of the accused.

The court has granted 306 claims for compensation severally and imposed an order for compensation in an amount exceeding 16 million euros.

The court has ruled that seized items be confiscated and/or returned to the entitled party.

The period for lodging an appeal is 14 days.

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District Court of The Hague

Date of judgment: 17 November 2022

Based on the indictment and further to the trial, the District Court of The Hague has delivered the following judgment in the case brought by the prosecutor against the defendant:

Oleg Yuldashevich PULATOV, born on 24 July 1966.

The court finds that it has not been proven legally and conclusively that the defendant committed the acts charged and acquits him.

The court rejects the application for arrest.

The court finds that the injured parties who submitted claims for compensation do not have standing.