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 Dutch Prime Minister Rutte urges Putin not to veto MH17 tribunal

The Netherlands call on Russia not to veto the draft resolution on establishment of an international tribunal over MH17 passenger airliner crash in the Donbas.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Radio Svoboda, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte addressed the Russian president Vladimir Putin with such a request during a telephone conversation.

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The conversation took place at the initiative of Amsterdam - in anticipation of the vote in the UN Security Council on Malaysia's document scheduled for July 29. Establishment of a tribunal over the plane crash in the Donbas is supported by the Netherlands, Australia, Ukraine and Belgium.

The corresponding resolution provides for cooperation with the tribunal of all the countries concerned, which could face sanctions should they refuse to assist the investigation.

According to the Kremlin press service, speaking to Rutte Putin reiterated Moscow's stance regarding futility of an international tribunal over Boeing. Putin also stressed Moscow still had a lot of questions concerning the international investigation, including the collected evidence base, as well as restrictions for Russia to significantly partake in its conduct, the Kremlin says.

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As previously reported, the Russia's representative to the UN Vitaliy Churkin said on Monday that Russia would vote against the Malaysian draft resolution. According to Churkin, if the document scores nine out of 15 votes of the Security Council member states necessary for its adoption, the Russian delegation will exercise the right of veto.

Passenger Boeing of Malaysian Airlines crashed July 17, 2014. All 298 people died with most of them being the citizens of the Netherlands.

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The Netherlands lead the international investigation into the causes of the disaster. According to the key version, the plane was shot down in the sky over Ukraine by a Russian missile. Russia and militants deny any involvement.

 
 
 
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