Introduction

For nearly two years now we have been working on the criminal investigation into the crash of flight MH17. A long period in which we, with a large team, did our utmost to find out the truth about the cause of the crash. The objective still is to bring the perpetrators to justice.

‚ÄčWith this e-zine I would like to offer you more insight into the criminal investigation, since we receive a lot of questions about it. What is happening in the investigation? Who are working on it? What about the cooperation between the different countries? The e-zine focuses on a number of important aspects from the investigation, such as the forensic investigation and the investigation into the weapon. In addition, some people involved tell more about the manner in which the investigation is organised, e.g. the cooperation within the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and the Field Office in Kiev.

 

As mentioned before: the ultimate trial of the perpetrators is a long-term process. A team consisting of passionate and dedicated members is working hard to realise this, which will also be demonstrated by the stories in the e-zine. I hope those stories provide a clearer picture of what is going on in the criminal investigation and the way in which we are working to find out the truth about the shooting down of flight MH17.

 

 

Fred Westerbeke

Chief Public Prosecutor of the National Office of the Public Prosecution Service

Coordinator of the JIT

June 2016