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Poroshenko offers to prolong mandate for mission that protects MH17 investigation

The bill provides for the prolongation of the period of the agreement with the Netherlands on the International mission on the protection of investigation until August 1, 2019
15:26, 29 October 2018

Reuters

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko registered the draft bill in the Parliament, offering to extend the period of the agreement with the Netherlands on the International mission on the protection of MH17 investigation.

The bill proposes the Verkhovna Rada to ratify the agreement with the Netherlands on the prolongation of the period of the agreement with the Netherlands on the International mission on the protection of investigation will August 1, 2019.

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If adopted, such ratification will come into force since the day of its official publication.

The explanatory note to the document says that the adoption of the bill will facilitate the further involvement of the Netherlands in the investigation of MH17 tragedy, which took place on the territory of Ukraine on July 17, 2014.

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.”

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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.

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