Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:59
No hearings on Germany's new MH17 evidence
The German foreign intelligence service, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), completed a detailed analysis and concluded that pro-Russian rebels were responsible for the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash on July 19th in eastern Ukraine. Their evidence includes satellite images and diverse photo evidence presented to the German parliamentary control committee on October 8th, Spiegel Online reports. The CDA and D66 requested that hearings be held on the case of flight MH17 following the publication in Der Spiegel, but the VVD and PvdA do not find it necessary. According to VVD Member of Parliament Ingrid de Caluwé, absolutely now conclusion can be drawn from the German evidence. "Evidently a number of variants were outlined that now have more or less weight. But it is not absolute and thus no conclusions have been made." De Caluwé does not require similar information from the the AIVD for Dutch parliamentarians. "We want the independent investigation now running not to be jeopardized. All information must be carefully analyzed. But then all information. Based on this you have to come to a report." She has no idea why the BND did this. "But every AIVD of every country is free to share analyzes. Fact remains that the information is shared with the Dutch authorities."