The Netherlands Rejected Russian Offer to Try Suspects in the MH17 Crash in Russia
According to him, on October 17, 2019, the ministry received a letter from the Russian authorities. It contained a proposal to consider transferring a criminal case against three Russian suspects. In response to this, Grapperhouse said that this "is not an option". "The Netherlands does not consider this proposal", he stressed, adding that the Russian authorities were sent a question about their readiness to study the possibility of enforcing a Dutch court decision in Russia and to apply any penalties in the event of a conviction.
Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board died, of which 196 were subjects of the Netherlands. To investigate the disaster, a Joint Investigation Team was created, which included representatives from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.