The Dutch Government will soon hold a meeting on the decision on conducting the Tribunal in the Netherlands because Russia blocks proposals to establish the international Tribunal for a downed passenger plane. Ukraine, Malaysia, Belgium and Australia will be involved in the Tribunal, Espreso.tv reports citing the Netherlands edition of Rtlnieuws.nl.
Russia's refusal to take part in the Tribunal will not influence the process, in this case a decision on convicting all the perpetrators of the tragedy in absentia will be made.
Reference: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) was shot down and crashed over the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 283 passengers on board and 15 crew members. Most of the dead were citizens of the Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia.
September 28, 2016, in the Netherlands, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) composed of prosecutors and representatives of other law enforcement bodies of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Malaysia, as well as representatives of the European Union presented the results of a criminal investigation into the causes of the Flight MH-17 disaster.
The JIT team concluded that the airliner Flight MH-17 was shot down by a 9M38 series missile, launched from a self-propelled missile system BUK-TELAR in the field near the village of Pervomaisky. At that time, the area was under the control of pro-Russian separatists. The investigation found that the BUK missile system was delivered to Ukraine from the Russian Federation and returned back after the attack on the Flight MH17.
In spring Russia reported at the UN Court that the "Buk" had been transferred to the militants for protection from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.