Rutte: UN tribunal 'best option' to try MH17 suspects

2015-07-03 21:24
The crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. (Bulent Kilic, AFP)

The crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. (Bulent Kilic, AFP)

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The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he supports moves to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysian Airlines plane over the Ukraine last year.

Nearly 200 of the 298 passengers and crew killed when the Boeing 777 was brought down, were Dutch.

Rutte said on Friday the Dutch government believes a tribunal is the "best option for bringing to justice the perpetrators".

Malaysia told the UN Security Council on Thursday that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal.

Diplomats said Malaysia's UN Ambassador Ramlan Bin Ibrahim informed council members that the resolution is being prepared by the five countries investigating the crash and will be under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which can be enforced militarily.

Read more on:    un  |  the netherlands  |  ukraine  |  mh17  |  air crashes

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