Dutch, Australian Prime Ministers Talk About MH17 Plane Crash, Post-Pandemic Travel
Umer Jamshaid 29 days ago Thu 27th May 2021 | 04:20 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 27th May, 2021) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday that he had a "good talk" with his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, on issues including the 2014 airliner crash in eastern Ukraine.
We also discussed the importance of close cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and of making safe travel possible in the post-pandemic period," he tweeted.
The MH17 flight was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when the plane vanished from radars over the war-torn Donetsk region. All 298 people on board died, most of them Dutch nationals but also dozens of Australians.
A Dutch-led team of international investigators concluded in 2018 that the plane was downed by a Buk missile fired by Ukrainian rebels, who denied having a weapon capable of hitting a high-flying jet.