No date has been set for the start of a trial. According to the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17 is still underway. No suspects have yet been summoned.
‘A supervisory judge will start a preliminary investigation on the basis of a summons and will give the attorneys representing the defendants an opportunity to make their wishes known for this investigation’, explains spokesperson and judge Lieneke de Klerk. ‘After the supervisory judge has finished the preliminary investigation, the trial may begin.’