UNITED NATIONS, July 26 (RIA Novosti) – Representatives of the Netherlands together with Australians are discussing in Kiev plans to deploy a police mission to the Malaysian Boeing crash site in eastern Ukraine, the UK Ambassador to the UN told journalists Saturday.
“Its early days, the negotiations between The Netherlands and the Ukrainian government are continuing, as I understand it, in Kiev. The Australians are obviously involved as well in terms of negotiating the bilateral agreement,” Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said.
The investigation into the Boeing crash is led by the Netherlands, but military actions prevent experts from working at the scene. Australia has proposed sending its police officers to ensure security at the crash site.
If the agreement is reached, the Dutch government is expected to inform the UN Security Council on this, Grant said adding: “I think it also quite likely that the Security Council will want to take note of that agreement, very possibly in a resolution.”
The UK ambassador said he doesn’t expect the agreement to be controversial, and the document could be adopted soon.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 killing all 298 people on board.
Kiev authorities accuse independence supporters of downing the plane whereas local militia leaders insist they do not have the necessary technology to shoot down a target flying at an altitude of 32,000 feet.
On Monday, the UN Security Council condemned the downing of the passenger plane and unanimously voted in support of a thorough and independent international investigation of the incident.