The Netherlands demands that Malaysia clarify its position regarding Russia’s responsibility of MH17 air disaster

The Dutch government demanded that Malaysia clarify the latest statements made by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad questioning Russia's responsibility the MH17 air disaster, as reported by the Dutch news outlet NOS.

The Dutch government made an appeal to Malaysia, demanding that it clarify the latest statements issued by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. This week in the Malaysian media, he questioned Russia's responsibility for the MH17 catastrophe, NOS reports.

Previously, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad demanded more solid evidence against Russia in the case of the MH17 crash. The prime minister said that Malaysia agrees with the investigative report released in the Netherlands, but only to the extent that the plane was shot down by a missile made in Russia. “This does not mean that Russia launched the missile.”

“You need strong evidence that the Russians launched the missile. It could have been the Ukrainian military volunteers or the Ukrainian government since they had the same missiles,” Mohamad said.

The Netherlands filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation in an international court after Moscow refused to negotiate compensation for the families of the victims.

  Netherlands, MH17, Russia