The Dutch Foreign Ministry summoned Aleksandr Shulgin, the Russian ambassador due to Moscow's decision to breach contacts with Amsterdam in consultations about the responsibility for the MH17 downing. This is mentioned in the letter written by Foreign Minister Stef Blok, which he sent to the Chamber of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament.
"Today, Russian ambassador was summoned to Foreign Ministry, and this message was passed to him, too", reads Blok's letter.
The document also says that the Dutch government regrets about Russia's move. Amsterdam intends to continue negotiations so as to find the solution that would allow to "compensate the huge suffering and damage caused by the MH17 flight catastrophe".
The Netherlands and Australia jointly recognized Russia's responsibility for the disaster. Blok specified that the negotiations with Russian have been underway since 2019.
Earlier, the Russian side claimed that any further talks with the Netherlands and Australia "didn't make any sense" because both countries were "biased, holding on to certain political agenda".