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Dutch parliament votes for investigation of Ukraine’s role in MH17 crash

It is necessary to cooperate with Russia for the investigation
12:24, 9 October 2019

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The parliament of the Netherlands plans to begin the additional investigation of the reasons due to which Ukraine did not close the airspace over Donbas in 2014. The MH17 crash took place that year as MP Chris van Dam reported on Twitter.

He stated that the parliament voted for this offer unanimously.

“The offer on the further investigation of the fact that the air space over Ukraine was not closed is approved unanimously,” he wrote.

In his turn, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok stated that such an investigation needs cooperation with Russia.

Related: Netherlands appeal to Russian Prosecutor's Office on MH17 witness Tsemakh questioning

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 another nine countries as well.

The Netherlands and Australia officially accused Russia of the downing of the MH17 plane. Particularly, when the Dutch prosecutors found the evidence that the plane was downed by the Russian “Buk.”

In summer 2018, the government of the Netherlands stated it sees 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.

 

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