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Poroshenko ratifies agreement with Netherlands on cooperation related to MH17 tragedy

Poroshenko ratifies agreement with Netherlands on cooperation related to MH17 tragedy

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the laws "On ratification of the agreement between Ukraine and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on international legal cooperation regarding crimes related to the crash of the MH17 flight of Malaysian Airlines on July 17, 2014" and "On the implementation of the agreement between Ukraine and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on international legal cooperation on crimes related to the crash of the MH17 flight of Malaysian airlines on July 17, 2014 ". This was reported by the press service of the Presidential Administration.

"The ratification of the agreement and the implementation of its provisions in national legislation ensures cooperation between the competent authorities of both states, determines the procedure and specifics of the implementation of certain procedural actions within the framework of the agreement with a view to conducting effective criminal prosecution and conviction of persons involved in aircraft strikes within the judicial system of the Netherlands", the report says.

In particular, the specifics of the transfer of criminal proceedings of Ukraine to the Netherlands, the implementation of a request by the competent authority of the Netherlands to ensure the participation of a person as a defendant in judicial proceedings in the videoconference mode, the Netherlands request for the interrogation of a witness or expert in videoconference mode are regulated.

It is noted that the document was signed on July 7, 2017 in Tallinn.

The Verkhovna Rada ratified this agreement on July 12. 241 people's deputies voted for it.
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