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Dutch and Australian governments believe Russia responsible for MH17 tragedy, say Netherlands

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A relative attends the unveiling of the National Monument for the MH17 victims in Vijfhuizen, on July 17, 2017

Over the crash of the Malaysian passenger airline in Ukraine that took the lives of 298 people, the Dutch government has stated on Friday, May 25, that it together with Australia holds Russia responsible for what they saw as its downing with a missile.

The Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok stated: «The Netherlands and Australia have asked Russia today to enter a dialogue in order to come to a solution that does justice to the enormous suffering and damage caused by the downing of flight MH17. We call on Russia to accept its responsibility and cooperate fully with the process to establish the truth and achieve justice for the victims of flight MH17».

The Russian government commented on Thursday, May 25, that its missile launchers have ever crossed into the territory of its neighbouring Ukraine, although Dutch prosecutors this week showed photo evidence supporting the claim.

Among the victims of the tragic loss of life in eastern Ukraine in 2014, there are 193 people from the Netherlands, 43 from Malaysia, 27 from Australia, 12 from Indonesia, 10 the UK, as well as citizens of Belgium, Germany, the Philippines, Canada and New Zealand.


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  1. Linda says:

    Precisely BUT why were commercial airliners flying over a known war zone?

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