This photo, the group says, was geotagged at the yard in Marshala Zhukova, near Kursk in Russia Geranin, believed to be 50, is seen in a 14-year-old picture in Chechnya obtained by Inform Napalm with another suspected GRU figure Igor Girkin - aka Igor Strelkov - who is being sued by MH17 families for his role in commanding rebel forces in eastern Ukraine when the Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down.Russia blocked a UN-backed tribunal into the downing of MH17.Its current Scottish projects include the new £745m Aberdeen bypass, the £23m extension of platforms at Edinburgh Waverley station and the £11.6m electrification of the railway line through Shotts among others.The bypass project, known as the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), was awarded to the company as one of three partners in a joint venture.
Geranin has not given his version of events and is now in custody, so putting him out of reach of international efforts to probe the crash.
Philip Green, chairman of Carillion, said: "This is a very sad day for Carillion, for our colleagues, suppliers and customers that we have been proud to serve over many years."Over recent months huge efforts have been made to restructure Carillion to deliver its sustainable future and the board is very grateful for the huge efforts made by Keith Cochrane, our executive team and many others who have worked tirelessly over this period." He continued: "In recent days however we have been unable to secure the funding to support our business plan and it is therefore with the deepest regret that we have arrived at this decision."We understand that HM Government will be providing the necessary funding required by the Official Receiver to maintain the public services carried on by Carillion staff, subcontractors and suppliers." Scotland's economy secretary Keith Brown said: "Our first thoughts are with those Carillion employees who will be concerned for their jobs today and we are in discussions with the liquidators and the UK Government regarding the measures they intend to put in place regarding private sector, Network Rail and UK Government-backed contracts in Scotland to support Carillion employees and to secure the completion of these contracts."The Scottish Government has been working to manage or eliminate risks associated with Carillion's difficulties since July last year and we have contingency plans in place for affected contracts, including the AWPR where the contract contains a mechanism for the remaining two joint venture partners to deliver the project and we expect that work to continue."I have spoken to the secretary of state for Scotland this morning and my officials have also spoken with Pw C to establish the situation and should it be necessary we stand ready to support for any affected employees through our Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) initiative which aims to minimise the time individuals affected by redundancy are out of work."A Transport Scotland spokesman reiterated the bypass project will be completed by the spring.
He said: "We expect that any impact on the AWPR will be mitigated by the fact that the Carillion's construction partners are joint and severally liable and as such, the other two construction partners remain fully responsible for the completion of the works."Aberdeen Roads Limited, the construction joint venture for the project, confirmed recently that they remain committed to the delivery of this project." "We are activating our contingency plans as a result of this unfortunate news.
Now the countries leading the joint investigation team (JIT) - Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine - have agreed that any trials will be carried out within the Dutch legal system.
The countries 'decided that the suspects should be prosecuted in the Netherlands, a process that will be rooted in ongoing international cooperation and support,' Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said in a statement.'This cooperation is vital, given the complexity of this case,' he added, noting that eastern Ukraine was a conflict zone, 'the scene of heavy fighting which is still difficult to access.' His voice is alleged to be heard on an 'incriminating' intercepted mobile call with rebel leader Igor Bezler in the immediate aftermath of the plane's downing by a Russian-supplied Buk missile complex in pro-Moscow rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
The key figure of Colonel Vasily Geranin was last month secretly taken into custody in an operation suspected of being run by Vladimir Putin's FSB security service, according to a voluntary Ukrainian group probing the crash.