During the plea by the Dutch lawyers Boudewijn Van Eijck and Sabine ten Doessschate while defending their client Oleg Pulatov many silly remarks and nonsense requests were made by these two Dutch lawyers. This post is part of a serie of blogposts showing these silly remarks made at June 22 and June 23. All blogposts on this topic can be read here.
During the plea by Van Eijck he told about the NOTAMS. He then said “Blijkens het rapport van de OVV neemt de State Aviation Authority (“SASE) formeel de besluiten om luchtruimen al dan niet gedeeltelijk te sluiten”. A few moments later “De verdediging wenst daarom de betrokken personen bij de genoemde NOTAMS van zowel de SASE als het Ministerie van Defensie te horen als getuigen”.
Van Eijck mentions the SASE as the organisatio who is authorised to close the Ukraine airspace and publish NOTAMS. SASE is weird because there is no SASE in Ukraine! The Dutch Safety Board in their report did not mention the SASE. Instead they mentioned the UkSATSE or Ukraine State Air Traffic Service Enterprise.