Ukrainian President signed law to prolong international mission protecting MH17 investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

Agreement between Ukraine and Netherlands on International mission to protect investigation is prolonged until August 1, 2017
19:01, 10 November 2016

President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine on the ratification of the Agreement (in the form of the exchange of notes) between Ukraine and the Netherlands on prolongation of the effect of the Agreement between Ukraine and the Netherlands on the International Mission to protect investigation of July 28, 2014 until August 1, 2017, according to the press service of the Head of the State.

This Agreement creates necessary legal framework for the further activity of the International Mission to Protect Investigation established in July 2014 that will facilitate prompt completion of the investigation into the MH17 tragedy.

The document has been elaborated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and submitted by the President of Ukraine for consideration by the Parliament.

Related: Russia provides Netherlands with MH17 materials

The Agreement shall take effect upon receiving the last written notice of the fulfillment of the necessary internal procedures by the parties.

Earlier the Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur announced that the Netherlands are considering two options to bring to responsibility those guilty in the tragedy of MH-17 in Donbas region. 

Related: MH17 investigation to call all suspects before 2017

The Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (also known as MH17), a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down on 17 July 2014 over the territory of militants’ controlled territory in Donbas 2 years ago, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board.

This fall the investigation group reported that the airliner was downed by the Russian anti-aircraft missile system "Buk", delivered to Donbas from Russia.

Related: Kremlin: investigation of MH17 crash is doomed to failure

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