Russia ready to provide information on MH17 to the Netherlands

23.12.2019, Moscow.

Russia is ready to provide information it has on the Malaysian Boeing MH17 crash to the Netherlands, the Russian Permanent Representative Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said on December 23.

According to a number of media, the Netherlands asked Russia for cooperation in the investigation into the fact that the eastern Ukrainian airspace was not closed on the day the crash happened.

“I know that judicial hearings on this issue will begin in March in the Netherlands. In this context in particular, we are ready to provide the information we have,” Chizhov said.

The Malaysian Boeing 777-200, flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on July 17, 2014, on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, killing 298 people (the passengers and the crew).

The Western media immediately blamed Russia, which supports the militia members of the DPR and the LPR, alleging that they shot down the liner using a Russian Buk anti-aircraft missile system. The beginning of the judicial hearing is scheduled for March 9, 2020.

According to the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the investigation is primarily based on the victims’ position, whose views “cannot be fair;” therefore, it cannot be ruled out that the investigation team’s conclusions are biased. Also, this is exacerbated by the political confrontation between Russia and the West; therefore, a new impartial commission is needed for the investigation, he explained.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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