The netherlands and Russia are going to talk about liability for shooting down MH17

The netherlands and Australia will start a dialogue with Russia about the responsibility for the downing of flight MH17. That has a spokeswoman of the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday confirmed.

Diplomats, officials and lawyers of the three countries will soon come together, reports the Dutch commercial broadcaster RTL News. The time and location of the calls are not disclosed.

“We are using diplomatic channels in contact with Russia on state responsibility. We have increasing confidence that we would soon be with the Russians to the table, according to the ministry, which is also nothing said about time and location.

In may last year, the Netherlands and Australia officially Russia responsible for the downing of flight MH17. The two western countries invited Russia to talk about the liability and thus to come to a solution.


Initially ran Moscow there was not hot for. But in October let Russia know was willing to have a conversation, provided that one also would look into the role of Ukraine, according to RTL News.

The Boeing of Malaysia Airlines on 17 July 2014 over a war zone in eastern Ukraine shot down. That happened with a Buk-missile. The launch was from a Russian base in Kursk, legal research revealed. All 298 passengers, including 193 Dutch nationals and 38 Australians, were killed. Also, four Belgians survived the attack.

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