The netherlands and Australia make Russia responsible for the downing of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014.
With this formal step, hoping the two countries to enforce, if necessary through the intervention of a judge or international organization, and that Russia cooperate with the investigation.
“We demand that Russia take responsibility and co-operate fully to truth and justice for the victims of flight MH17 and their next of kin’, says the Dutch Foreign Affairs minister Stef Blok . He points out that the attack on the airliner with 298 people on board, irremediable suffering’ has brought about.
The decision is separate from the criminal investigation and possible prosecution and trial of the perpetrators. “But these pathways can be mutually reinforcing’, according to the minister.