Poroshenko signs laws on international cooperation on MH17 disaster

Poroshenko signs laws on international cooperation on MH17 disaster

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the laws on international cooperation on crimes related to the crash of MH17 flight.

"President Petro Poroshenko signed the laws on ratification of the agreement between Ukraine and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on international legal cooperation on crimes related to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight on July 17, 2014 and on implementation of this agreement," the press service of the head of state reported.

The agreement between Ukraine and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on international legal cooperation on crimes related to the crash of MH17 flight was signed in Tallinn on July 7, 2017.

The ratification of this agreement and the implementation of its provisions in the national legislation ensure cooperation between the competent authorities of both states, determine the procedure and the implementation of certain procedural actions within the framework of the agreement for the purpose of effective criminal prosecution and conviction of persons involved in the plane crash through the judiciary of the Netherlands.

In particular, the matter concerns the peculiarities of transferring criminal proceedings by Ukraine to the Netherlands, implementing the request by the competent authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to ensure the participation of the person as a defendant in judicial proceedings in the Netherlands in a videoconference mode, executing the request of the competent authority of the Netherlands to interrogate the witness or the expert in a videoconference mode.

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