Five countries participating in the joint disaster investigation team MH17 signed an intergovernmental memorandum of understanding, according to the website of the Government of the Netherlands.
The group includes the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine. The document refers to the political support of the parties “to prosecute persons accused of knocking down an M17 flight.”
“The countries of the group are inclined to bring the perpetrators to justice, and the agreement directly testifies to this,” said Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Kunders.
According to him, the members of the group in July decided that the charges would be put forward in the Netherlands under Dutch law, but “with the active support of the international community.”
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Boeing 777 of Malasia Airlines, following the MN17 flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on July 17, 2014 in the Donetsk region. 298 people were killed. Most of the victims of the crash were Dutch nationals.
Investigators of the joint group claim that the aircraft was shot down by the Buk air defense complex from the territory controlled by the militia.
The Russian Foreign Ministry points to the bias of the investigation, the conclusions of which are based on information received from Ukraine. The experiments of Almaz-Antey Concern, the leading enterprise for the production of air defense systems, confirm that Boeing was shot down from the territory controlled by the siloviki.