Russia is trying to influence public opinion in the Netherlands on the MH17 atrocity – Minister

Russian special services are trying to influence public opinion regarding the crash of MH17 in the Netherlands by disseminating fake news. This is stated in the report of the Minister of internal Affairs of the Netherlands Kaisa Ollongren, addressed to the Parliament.

According to the Minister, Netherlands tracked the Russian intelligence services, whose employees are in the country.

Ollongren said that the spread of misinformation is not a new phenomenon, however «slight, anonymous, fast and cheap». So, in her opinion, Russia was trying to influence people’s thoughts about the crash of MH17 through a web site that was similar to Dutch, but which was made public false information.

The Minister stated that the Dutch company are subject to Russian attacks, and employees of the Russian intelligence services collect information in the Netherlands and trying to influence the decision-making process.

Ollongren stressed the need to work together with Facebook, Google and Twitter to counter Russian propaganda. According to her, the Cabinet of Ministers intends to work with these media talks about how to fight, «with political influence».

The Boeing 777, carrying out flight MH17 (Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur) crashed on July 17, 2014 near Torez in Donetsk region. Killed all 298 people who were on Board.

In 2015, the five countries that are investigating the plane crash «Malaysian airlines», called for the establishment of an international Tribunal on the fact of the crash. Malaysia, which owned the plane, Ukraine, on which he was shot down, as well as the Netherlands, Australia and Belgium, whose citizens were on Board, endorsed the idea of a Tribunal. At a meeting of the UN Security Council on 29 July 2015, Russia was the only country that has vetoed a resolution on the establishment of the international Tribunal for MH17. Russian President Vladimir Putin said about the counterproductive Tribunal for MH17.

According to the Commission, which is investigating the crash, flight MH17 was shot down from a Buk missile brought from Russia, from territory controlled by Pro-Russian militants. After the crash the Buk back to Russia. The Commission said that data on the involvement in the disaster of Russia as a state has not yet been identified.

In July 2017, the international investigative team on the case about the crash Boeing in the Donbass (JIT) – Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Malaysia, Australia agreed to hold the trial, which will be held under the Dutch legislation.

In October 2017 the chief Prosecutor of the Netherlands Fred Westerbeke, who heads the international investigation team, said investigators outlined a circle of persons, involved in the tragedy, and engaged in their search.

In the Netherlands forbidden to disclose the details of his investigation of the crash of flight MH17.




Russia is trying to influence public opinion in the Netherlands on the MH17 atrocity – Minister 15.11.2017

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