OREANDA-NEWSNetherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed the crash of the Malaysian Boeing flight MH17 to Ukraine in 2014 on the margins of the G20 summit in Osaka with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The prime minister refused to disclose the details of the conversation, but said that he would continue to raise the topic of this plane crash.“I spoke with President Putin about MH17. This is still an open wound for the Netherlands, but also for many countries of the world. Therefore, if I have the opportunity to discuss this with the Russian president, I will do it”, Mr. Rutte said to the Dutch news service.

He explained that the discussion of the crash was confidential, "including because of the extremely high sensitivity of the topic". The Prime Minister of the Netherlands also did not disclose the reaction of the Russian President to the conversation. “I will never be able to tell what my interlocutor said, because of confidentiality, and also because it would be wrong if I spoke on behalf of my interlocutor”, explained Mark Rutte.

July 17, 2014 flight MN17 crashed over the territory of Donbass. He was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. On board the Malaysian Boeing 777-200 were 298 passengers and crew members, they all died.

On June 19, 2019, a joint investigation team to investigate the crash published a report in which it named the four suspects of involvement in the launch of the Buk complex, which hit the liner. These are three Russians - the former DPR Minister of Defense Igor Strelkov, the former head of the DPR intelligence service Sergei Dubinsky and his colleague Oleg Pulatov, as well as a citizen of Ukraine Leonid Kharchenko. Vladimir Putin believes that the reports submitted by international investigators contain no evidence of Russia's guilt.