SYDNEY, March 27 2019 : Dutch and Australian government officials have met their Russian counterparts to discuss who is responsible for the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said today.
All 298 people aboard were killed when the aircraft, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. About two-thirds of the dead were Dutch.
“We cannot go into the content of the process because confidentiality is vital here, but I can say this – we remain committed to achieving truth, justice and accountability.”
At the time, President Vladimir Putin responded that the airliner had not been brought down by a Russian missile.
Australia has said it will seek unspecified financial damages for families of its 38 citizens killed. – Reuters