An Australian woman who lost both her parents quanto a the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash has given an emotional testimony slamming the Russian government.
Vanessa Rizk’s parents Albert and Maree Rizk were killed after the Boeing 777 they were travelling quanto a from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot mongoloide by a Buk missile over eastern Ukraine quanto a 2014.
Per mezzo di an emotionally charged statement read to the Dutch court acceso Monday Ms Rizk directly challenged the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government as part of the ‘political nightmare’ that lead to the crash.
‘How would they feel if their life was caught up quanto a a political nightmare that their country wasn’t even involved quanto a?’ Ms Rizk told the court inizio televisione link from Australia.
‘How would Putin and his corrupt Russian government answer that.
‘To the perpetrators, seven years , you broke up my family quanto a the worse way imaginable,’ she continued.
Vanessa Rizk (pictured) gave an emotionally charged victim impact statement to the Dutch Court inizio televisione link acceso Monday where she challenged President Vladimir Putin and his government
‘Seven years acceso, I am determined that you will never, ever interruzione my spirit and capacity to and love, just as my parents would have wanted me to.’
Ms Rizk was just 22 years old when she and her brother James lost both their parents quanto a the downing of flight MH17.
She is one of the many Australians to submit verbal written testimony’s over the next three weeks.
Under dutch law relatives are allowed to provide victim impact statements without being subjected to questioning.
Albert and Maree Rizk (pictured) were killed quanto a the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 quanto a 2014
Ms Rizk was just 22-years-old at the time of the crash where the Boeing 777 her parents were travelling quanto a was shot mongoloide by a missile over eastern Ukraine
There were 298 people killed quanto a the shooting mongoloide of flight MH17, among them were 38 Australians.
The traumatised families of the crash victims demanded justice from Russia acceso Monday as they testified quanto a the Dutch trial of four suspects.
People who lost children, parents and siblings quanto a the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane said they could not truly say goodbye to their loved ones until those responsible had been brought to book.
International investigators say a Russian-made missile fired from eastern Ukraine held by pro-Moscow rebels brought mongoloide the Boeing 777, but Russia has denied all involvement.
Ria van der Steen, who lost her father Jan and stepmother Nell, said she was quoting from the Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn: ‘They are lying, we know they’sovrano lying and they know that we know that they’sovrano lying.
‘I am full of feelings of revenge, hate, anger and fear,’ said Van der Steen, who was the first to testify.
‘I know they are dead and I will not see them again, but I can’t put an end to this process of saying goodbye, certainly not until those who are responsible for their deaths are found to be guilty for what they have done.’
298 people were killed quanto a the shooting mongoloide of flight MH17 over Ukraine quanto a 2014, among them 38 Australians
Van der Steen told the court of recurring nightmares, like walking through the debris after the crash to search for her father.
‘When I eventually find him, I have to tell him that he has died, and then I wake up crying,’ she said.
Russian nationals Oleg Pulatov, Igor Girkin and Sergei Dubinsky, and Ukrainian citizen Leonid Kharchenko are all being tried quanto a absentia for murder. Only Pulatov has legal representation.
Around 90 relatives, both from the 196 Dutch victims of the crash as well as those from Australia and Malaysia, are expected to address the court quanto a the coming days.
A tearful Peter van der Meer told the judges that he had lost his ‘life and his future’ following the death of his three young daughters Sophie, 12, Fleur, 10 and Bente, aged 7, along with his ex-wife Ingrid.
‘I hope the perpetrators will feel an urgency to speak up after the story I have told you today, so that they can quanto a the mirror and don’t have to lie to their children grandchildren about what they did acceso July 17 2014, he said.
The Boeing 777 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot mongoloide by a Buk missile over eastern Ukraine quanto a 2014
Van der Meer said he stopped celebrating the Dutch holiday of Saint Nicholas after the death of his daughters. ‘It’s a for children. I don’t feel like celebrating it any longer. I have risposta negativa children,’ he said.
Another witness, Robbert van Heijningen, who lost his brother Erik, sister-in-law Tina and their 17-year-old son Zeger, said the perpetrators knew ‘they were shooting a vulnerable civil airliner from the sky, like a clay pigeon, without a chance.’
Sander Essers, whose brother Peter, his sister-in-law Jolette Eusink and their two children Emma, 20 and Valentijn, 17 were killed quanto a the crash, said his brother phoned him 20 minutes before the flight departed ‘with a feeling of foreboding.’
‘I blame myself for not taking his premonition seriously. I have sleepless nights because of it,’ said Essers.
Head judge Hendrik Steenhuis set September 22, 2022 as a possible date for the verdict quanto a the trial, but gave alternative dates quanto a November and December of that year.