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Crash MH17

Here you will find information about the witness call for the international criminal investigation into the crash of flight MH17

General call for witnesses

An international Joint Investigation Team (JIT), in which Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine take part, is conducting a criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17 on the 17th of July 2014. The JIT emphasizes that it is open for additional evidence provided by (eye) witnesses, or those persons involved in criminal activities in the conflict in the east of Ukraine.

The JIT is especially looking for insider and/or eye witnesses, who can tell us more about the role that different persons have played in the downing of flight MH17.

Identification Orion and Delfin

Furthermore the JIT is looking for more information concerning the following people:

Person 1:
- Alias: Orion (call sign)
- First name: Andreay Ivanovich

Person 2:
- Alias: Delfin (call sign)
- First name: Nikolay Fiodorovich

The JIT has several wire tapped conversations in which these people participate. The JIT provides you with a sample of the audio files in English and Russian, from a selection of these conversations. The JIT stresses that these is no evidence that these calls are directly related to the downing of MH17.

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Do you recognize the voice of ‘Orion’ and/or ‘Delfin’, do you know their full names, their whereabouts, or do you have any information concerning these people or their connection to the BUK that allegedly shot down MH17? Do you have any other relevant information for the investigation? If so, please contact the JIT.

Contact the JIT

You can email us at or call our telephone number 0800-300014 (FREE) or 0031-886624600 during office hours. JIT investigators are available to answer you in several languages, including Russian.

Witness safety and indemnity/amnesty

The JIT pays serious attention to the security of witnesses. If you are concerned about your safety, various protective measures can be taken.

  • for instance regarding the location of an interview, the agencies taking part, the practical organisation.
  • in some cases the identity of the witness can be shielded or protected.
  • in exceptional cases admission in a witness protection scheme could be necessary.

Another issue can be the threat of a possible prosecution in Ukraine. Ukrainian law could provide for lower sentences and, in certain circumstances, relief for criminal liability for those who cooperate with the investigation.


We are putting great effort into finding the truth about the cause of the crash of MH17. If you have any information, footage or pictures or know someone else who could help us with this investigation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Here you can contact us or upload footage and pictures

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Press inquiries

Journalists with police-related press inquiries about flight MH17 can contact the press office by phone: 0031 (0) 653361397 or email: