Russian Ambassador summoned to the Netherlands Foreign Ministry due to refusal to consult on MH17 case

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Russian Ambassador summoned to the Netherlands Foreign Ministry due to refusal to consult on MH17 case

Memorial to the Victims of Flight MH17 near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin was summoned to the country's Foreign Ministry after Moscow's refusal to participate in trilateral consultations on the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in Ukraine in 2014. This is stated in the message of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok to the parliament, RIA Novosti reports.

“The Russian Ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry today, and this information was brought to his attention,” the document says. The Foreign Minister reiterated his regret over Russia's decision and stressed his commitment to continuing the talks. The bloc recalled that the parliament has repeatedly stated the importance of trilateral negotiations for finding a solution both in various diplomatic contacts and in a conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Moscow would withdraw from the trilateral group with Australia and the Netherlands. As noted in the Russian Foreign Ministry, such a decision was made after a series of unfriendly actions by the Netherlands. In particular, we are talking about an interstate complaint against Russia, which the Netherlands submitted in July to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

In July, it became known that the Dutch government filed a lawsuit against Russia at the ECHR over the Malaysian Boeing MH17 shot down over Donbas in 2014, stating that it wants to achieve “truth, justice and responsibility” in the case of the death of 298 people.

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flying flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. There were 298 people on board, all of whom died. The international investigation team, following the investigation, named the names of the defendants in the case of the Boeing crash. These are Russians Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Oleg Pulatov, Sergey Dubinsky and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. All of them, according to the investigation, are related to the relocation of the Buk complex, from which, presumably, the liner was shot down.

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