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Netherlands: Ukraine should have closed airspace above conflict areas - Dutch Safety Board02:18

Netherlands: Ukraine should have closed airspace above conflict areas - Dutch Safety Board

Netherlands, Gilze-Rijen
October 13, 2015 at 10:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

The airspace above conflict zones in east Ukraine should have been closed off by authorities, the Dutch Safety Board Chairman Tjibbe Joustra said during the final report presentation of the MH17 investigation in Gilze-Rijen on Tuesday.

"The risks posed to civil aviation were not adequately identified, neither by the state of Ukraine nor by the operators of the states and international organizations. Our investigation has shown that all parties regarding the conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine from a military perspective, nobody gave a thought to a possible threat to civil aviation," he stated.

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The airspace above conflict zones in east Ukraine should have been closed off by authorities, the Dutch Safety Board Chairman Tjibbe Joustra said during the final report presentation of the MH17 investigation in Gilze-Rijen on Tuesday.

"The risks posed to civil aviation were not adequately identified, neither by the state of Ukraine nor by the operators of the states and international organizations. Our investigation has shown that all parties regarding the conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine from a military perspective, nobody gave a thought to a possible threat to civil aviation," he stated.

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