The government of the Netherlands does not see any ground to bring Ukraine to the responsibility for the crash of the MH17 in the sky over Donbas for the non-closure of the airspace and officially informed the States General of the Netherlands about this. It is stated in the letter of Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok to the MPs of the lower chamber as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
‘On the basis of the report of the Dutch Advisory Board for Security, results of the JIT criminal investigation, information from the open sources and our personal investigation of the issue, including juridical aspect, the government thinks that there is no juridical basis to bring Ukraine to the responsibility. The government thinks that the additional investigation is not needed at the moment’, the message said.
Also, Bloc emphasized the importance of the cooperation with Ukraine within JIT for the efficiency of the criminal investigation.
Moreover, the Foreign Ministry reported that the plenary debates on the ratification of the Agreement between the Netherlands and Ukraine on international-legal cooperation toward the crimes connected with the MH17 crash will take place in the States General.
As is known, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight MH17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur, when it crashed in the militant-held area of Donetsk region in July 2014. The aircraft carried 298 people; no one survived. Experts found out that the passenger plane was shot down by a missile, fired from Buk, the Russia-made anti-aircraft missile launcher. The weapon was brought to Donbas by pro-Kremlin militants. Moscow has been denying any ties to the disaster.
As we reported the investigators from the Netherlands found another confirmation that MH17 plane was shot down from Russian 'Buk' missile system. Particularly, they got fingerprints from the ammunition.