The Netherlands wants to create an international court backed by the UN Security Council for further prosecution of those responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH17, according to Reuters report.
Two other sources in the Netherlands, who “spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue”, said an international court backed by the UN Security Council could be the best option due to “the legal and political complexities of the case” and should be called once “a multinational investigation finishes and suspects are named.”
Other legal options are also being considered, however, any domestic court is doomed to fail, the sources say.
The Dutch Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, published a preliminary report last year stating the plane fell apart in midair after being hit by numerous high-energy objects. A final report is due in October.
The Kiev government and Western nations have repeatedly accused independence supporters in eastern Ukraine of firing a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile at the airliner.
Also in June, Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey however unveiled the results of its own inquiry, showing that the type of Buk missile alleged to have been fired at flight MH17 has not been produced in Russia since 1999, but remains in service in the Ukrainian army.
"We have conclusive evidence that the Ukrainian armed forces have this type of missile," Almaz-Antey general director Yan Novikov then told the journalists.
Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed over Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk on July 17, 2014, killing 298 people on board.