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Flight MH17

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

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 armed conflict in the east of Ukraine.

The JIT is especially looking for more information concerning the following people:

Person 1:
Alias: Orion (callsign)                  
First name: Andrey Ivanovich    

Person 2:
Alias: Delfin (callsign)                  
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 there is no evidence that these calls are directly related to the shooting down 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. 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. The JIT pays serious attention to the security of witnesses. If you are concerned about your safety, various protective measures can be taken.


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

State of affairs criminal investigation MH17

JIT: Flight MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile from a farmland near Pervomaiskyi
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi  which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. This was announced today by the JIT during a presentation for the relatives of the victims. Members of the JIT, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine, are working together on the criminal investigation into the crash of flight MH17.

Today, the interim results of the criminal investigation which included the findings regarding the weapon and launch location were presented. The investigation into those responsible for the crash will take more time.

Click here for the full press release

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Press inquiries

Journalists with police-related press inquiries about flight MH17 can contact the press office bij phone: +31 (0) 653361397 or email: