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Dutch FM calls Russia's Ambassador due to MH17 investigation criticism
17:22, 30 September 2016
Dutch FM calls Russia's Ambassador due to MH17 investigation criticism

Peskov says Kremlin sees this invitation as a positive sign

17:22, 30 September 2016

Independent.

The Netherlands' Foreign Ministry invited Russian Ambassador due to the criticism of MH17 crash investigation process. TASS agency reports this.

"Russia's statements regarding the investigation of Boeing MH17 crash in Ukraine in 2014 became the reason for this invitation", Dutch Foreign Ministry says.

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"By these statements, made by Kremlin, Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry representatives, Russia casted discredit on competence, honesty and independence of Dutch Prosecutor's Office. Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands notified Russian Ambassador that such unreasonable criticism is unacceptable", reads the statement.

At the same time, Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitriy Peskov said Kremlin sees this invitation as a positive sign.

Related: Peskov: MH17 investigation group not to consider information from Russia

"It's good news", he said, after receiving the information about the invitation from the media.

"The Head of the Russia Embassy to the Netherlands will fully present our position on this matter", Peskov added.

Source: TASS

Related: Mogherini: International community should support MH17 investigation

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