Ukraine's Security Service opens case against Girkin, Dubinsky, Pulatov, Kharchenko
KYIV. June 19 (Interfax) - The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has notified three Russian citizens and one Ukrainian of their suspect status in organizing and abetting a terror attack which led to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in Donbas on June 17, 2014.
Russian citizens Igor Girkin (Strelkov) and Sergei Dubinsky are suspected of organizing a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of a person, a statement on the service's website said.
Russian citizen Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian citizen Leonid Kharchenko are suspected of abetting a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of a person, it said.
"During the investigation Ukrainian law enforcement officers together with other members of the Joint Investigation Team questioned 259 witnesses and studied 5.5 billion websites (social networks, blogs, forums and video hosting services) saving 700 million of pages that are important for the investigation," Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
Committing a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of a person is punishable under Ukraine's Criminal Code by either from 10 to 15 years in prison or by life sentence.