Russia expects a response by criminal investigation team on radar data, after waiting over two years before handing over radar data

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Russian Federation handed over primary radar data at the end of October 2016 to the Dutch prosecution service. Russia did so  two years after MH17 was shot down. Despite several attempts by Dutch prosection service Russia could not hand over radar data. Initially Russia stated it deleted radar data. However as a big surprise in October 2016 a company performing maintenance on radar discovered some hard disks with recordings.

Russia did not hurry  to hand over this evidence. First it showed the radar data at a September 26 press conference to the press. As a coincidence two days bedore JIT announced the preliminary results of the criminal investigation. One of the conclusions by JIT was that a BUK TELAR crossed the Russia/Ukraine border , travelled to the launch location and went back to Russia.

At a press conference at November 11, about three weeks after Russia handed over the primary radar data, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said :

“Russia has not had a response yet. We are still waiting for one from our Dutch counterparts, although sufficient time has elapsed and one can already expect an opinion and the understanding what the plans are.”

It is very rude to ask for a response three weeks after handing over radar data after holding that radar data for over two years.

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1 Comment on Russia expects a response by criminal investigation team on radar data, after waiting over two years before handing over radar data

  1. Not much more she can say in response to a question.
    The RU MoD did their analysis of the radar data.
    To me, she being a MFA spokesperson who was just answering as politically correct as she could by inferring to go ask JIT, I do not have your answers.
    We wait with you.
    As much the rudeness of the press in RU to ask that question to the wrong people (should be hounding JIT) as was her response stating ‘although sufficient time has passed’.

    Fare thee well

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