Thursday, November 5, 2015

Investigation of downed military plane – military intelligence knew of the risks

The Dutch military intelligence service (MIVD) knew of the presence of long-range anti-aircraft artillery in eastern Ukraine at the time of the lethal attack which downed the Malaysian MH17 flight. Almost 300 people were killed, most of whom were Dutch.  This was acknowledged in parliament by Tjibbe Joustra, chairman of the investigation council for security.  Despite this knowledge, the MIVD did not warn airlines that flying over the eastern Ukraine was unsafe.

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