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Intergovernmental talks start with Russia about downing of MH17 in Ukraine

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A wreath laid by Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok is seen at the MH17 memorial plaque outside Parliament House in Canberra, Australia

Seeking justice for the killing of 298 people, when the MH17 flight was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, Dutch and Australian government representatives have met with their Russian colleagues.

Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok stated on Wednesday, March 27: «The first trilateral meeting has recently taken place. (..) We cannot go into the content of the process because confidentiality is vital here, but I can say this – we remain committed to achieving truth, justice and accountability.»

In 2018, Dutch and Australian governments noted they hold Russia responsible after investigators found that a “Buk” missile system had been used to bring it down and had been under the control of the Russian 53rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade.

Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted to the allegations that the airliner had not been brought down by a Russian missile.


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