August 1, 2014
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the ratification of agreements with Australia – about the sending of Australian personnel to Ukraine to investigate the circumstances of ‘Malaysian Airlines’ plane crash in Ukraine and with Netherlands – about the International mission of protection.
This has been reported by NSDC Information Centre spokesman Andriy Lysenko during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
According to the Agreement Australia can send police, military and civilian personnel and related assets to Ukraine. Personnel will have freedom of movement over the territory of the country in order to get to localities related to conduct of investigation of the plane crash.
It is stated in the Agreement with the Kingdom of Netherlands that the mission will be guided by the Netherlands themselves. It is created to conduct investigation in accordance with the Resolution 2166 of the Security Council of July 21 2014 and to implement other activities that might be agreed between the parties.
The mission will consist of military and non-military personnel from Netherlands and Australia and from other countries which citizens were the passengers of the plane. The mission personnel will be allowed to carry weapon and to use force for self-defense and to carry out ones activities due to the Agreement. Besides the Mission personnel is allowed to wear uniforms. The Mission consists of no more than 700 armed people.