Russia handed over to the Netherlands data on the MH17 crash site in the Donbass


Russia handed over to the Dutch authorities additional data on the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donbass, according to Dutch News, citing the Minister of justice Arda van der Ster.

The Minister said, according to Dutch television channel NOS that the international investigative Commission conducting the inquiry into the disaster, will evaluate the data and decide whether they will be useful for the investigation and whether they contain “promised radar data”.

On 22 September, the Russian concern “Almaz-Antey” has said that it has primary radar data about air situation over the July 17, 2014 in the area of the crash Malaysian Boeing in the Donbass, carrying out flight MH17. This information is reported then the concern was transferred to the Russian competent authorities for review and further transmission of the Dutch side.

A month ago, the international investigation team submitted the second report on the causes of the crash of MH17. The main conclusion of the investigation was the fact that the anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk”, which was shot down by Boeing, was allegedly delivered from Russia, and then returned to Russian territory. The launch, according to investigators, was made from the village of Pervomayskaya, which in that day was controlled by the self-proclaimed militia DND.

Russia with the findings of the international panel, which includes experts from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine, disagreed. The defense Ministry said that no Russian anti-aircraft missile systems, including Buk, never crossed the border of Russia and Ukraine.

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