The Netherlands refused to journalists in providing documents on the investigation of the crash of an airliner Boeing shot down over the Donetsk region of Ukraine, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to the Dutch TV channel RTL Nieuws.
Journalists tried to get the investigation in the Ministry of security and justice, referring to the law on open government. However, the Minister ARD van der Ster said that, despite the importance of information to society, the government led by Prime Minister mark rutte believes “more important to preserve secrecy”.
Earlier, the Netherlands has provided a number of documents on the investigation, but much of the information on the paper was ottsenzurovan. Van der Ster stated that these documents are for internal use and may harm the relations of the Netherlands with other countries.
Passenger Boeing 777 company Malaysia Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on July 17, 2014 near Donetsk, killing 298 people. Presumably, the airliner was shot down by a missile complex “Buk”. It is expected that the final report of the security Council of the Netherlands on the causes of the crash will be published in October 2015.
In late July, the UN security Council voted to establish an international Tribunal to investigate and punish the perpetrators. Russia became the only country that voted against it and thus imposed the veto on the decision.