The Netherlands react to Russia's statement on MH17

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the missile that downed MH17 Boeing in Donbas in 2014 belonged to Ukraine
14:23, 18 September 2018


The government of the Netherlands said it trusted the results of an investigation by the international Joint Investigation Team, which found evidence of Russia's fault, reports Radio Liberty.

According to the statement of the Netherlands’ government, they "took notice of the message in relation to the press conference of the Russian Defense Ministry."

"The Netherlands fully trusts the findings and conclusions of the Joint Investigative Team (JIT). The JIT investigation has the highest support of the international community, and the government has firmly decided to cooperate fully with the criminal investigation conducted by all the involved countries in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2166," the statement said.

Meanwhile, Russian General Prosecutor's Office stated that on September 17 it had handed over to the representative of the Netherlands the materials on legal assistance in the case of downing of the MH17 flight.

Related: Poroshenko ratifies agreement with Netherlands on cooperation related to MH17 tragedy

The international Joint Investigative Team investigating the MH17 disaster reported that they "took notice" of the statements voiced by the Russian Ministry of Defense, but reminded that the previous statements the Russian Defense Ministry on this matter "inaccurately presented the facts."

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the missile that downed MH17 Boeing in Donbas in 2014 belonged to Ukraine. The Russian authority claimed that the missile was made at Dolgoprudnensky factory in 1986 and sent to Ukraine's military unit; it allegedly was kept there until the tragedy happened. The ministry also claimed that it has access to the audio records made by the Ukrainian military; the tapes allegedly confirm that Ukraine is involved in the crash.

Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight number MH17, was destroyed while performing a regular flight from the Netherlands to Malaysia in July 2014. The tragedy took place in the sky over the militant-held section of Donetsk region. All 298 people aboard deceased; most of the victims, 196, were Dutch, but there were citizens of other nine countries as well. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) brought down in Eastern Ukraine on July 2014 by Buk missile launcher, brought from Kursk, Russia, stated in Bellingcat's report, British NGO of investigative journalists.

Related: US still states Russia is responsible for downing MH17 plane

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