Dutch authorities turned to the Russian Prosecutor's Office with a request to assist in the search for the main defendant in the case on downing of Boeing MH17 Volodymyr Tsemakh. Interfax agency reported this with reference to the statement of Ambassador Rob Swartbol.
“Recently, there was an exchange between Russia and Ukraine, and the Dutch government has addressed the Russian Prosecutor's Office for help to find this person, talk to him and also get information from him,” Swartbol said.
As was reported earlier, Australia and the Netherlands expressed disappointed with Ukraine’s decision to extradite the MH17 case witness Tsemakh to Russia.
Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight number MH17 was destroyed while performing a regular flight from the Netherlands to Malaysia in July 2014. The tragedy took place in the sky over the militant-held section of the Donetsk region. All 298 people aboard deceased; most of the victims, 196, were Dutch, but there were citizens of another nine countries as well.
The governments of Australia and the Netherlands officially accused Russia of being behind the disaster.