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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister explains Russia’s withdrawal from MH17 consultation group

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Foreign Ministers of Ukraine and the Netherlands discuss interaction to prosecute guilty in MH17 downing
17:50, 16 October 2020

Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba
AP

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that Russia’s withdrawal from the consultation group in MH17 case shows the fear of Moscow before the truth as the ministry’s press service reported after Kuleba’s talk with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok.

“The withdrawal of Russia from the consultations in MH17 case is the eloquent evidence of its fear before the truth of what happened on July 17, 2014, in the sky over Donbas,” Kuleba stated.

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Meanwhile, he noted that Ukraine was open to the cooperation and provided all necessary information to the Dutch authorities in the mentioned cases.

The key topic of the talks is the mutual prosecution of guilty in the downing of MH17 flight within the legal proceedings in the Netherlands and at the international court instances.

Blok supposedly estimated the accession of Ukraine as the third side in the international suit of the Netherlands against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights.

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The ministers agreed to continue the cooperation to establish justice and prosecution of the guilty.

Earlier, Russia stated that it can no longer continue trilateral consultations with Australia and the Netherlands over the MH17 plane crash.

The plane 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 the Donetsk region, not far from Snizhne town. All 298 people aboard deceased; most of the victims, 196, were Dutch, but there were citizens of another nine countries as well.

 

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