MH17 case: Dutch government plans to prosecute those behind tragedy

19:06, 22 March 2018

The Dutch government submitted the draft law in the case of MH17 tragedy for the Parliament’s consideration.

In the document, the Cabinet reveals the legal framework allowing to prosecute and judge those involved in the deadly attack that claimed almost 300 lives in the sky over eastern Ukraine in 2014.

The respective session will be held in the Hague. Foreign citizens and those who do not come will be interrogated in the video conference mode.  

As is known, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight MH17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur, when it crashed in the militant-held area of Donetsk region in July 2014. Experts found out that the passenger plane was shot down by a missile, fired from Buk, the Russia-made anti-aircraft missile launcher. The weapon was brought to Donbas by pro-Kremlin militants. Moscow has been denying any ties to the disaster.