KIEV, November 9 (RIA Novosti) — Ukraine fully trusts the Netherlands in their investigation of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Saturday.
"We have made an important decision to let our Dutch friends play the major role in the investigation of this catastrophe, and we totally count on them, and we fully trust them in searching for all the circumstances and reasons of the catastrophe," Klimkin said at a briefing after meeting with the Netherlands' Foreign Minister Bert Koenders.
He expressed confidence that all those, who were guilty of the catastrophe will be held accountable.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near Donetsk on July 17. All 298 people on board, including 283 passengers and 15 crew members, died in the crash.
According to a preliminary report, issued by the Dutch Safety Board early in September, the plane most likely broke up in mid-air as a result of structural damage, caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside.
Kiev accused independence supporters in eastern Ukraine of shooting the plane down, but has not provided any evidence to back this claim. The local militia leaders said that they did not have weapons, capable of shooting down a plane flying at 32,000 feet.