In a letter to Dutch parliament Minister of Justice van der Steur stated the Dutch prosecutor does not need additional radar recordings.
As DSB reported in their final report on the investigation into the cause of the MH17 disaster, Ukraine did not provide raw primary radar recordings of both civil and military air traffic control. Russia only provided a recording of both primary and secondary radar.
This is a remarkable statement of the minister. Member of Parliament Pieter Omtzigt several times asked the minister on the whereabouts of these recordings. In March 2015 DSB send a special envoy for international affairs to Kiev to again request for radar images. Only then the Ukrainians could explain why no primary data was available. Pieter Omtzigt several times requested for a seperate debate in the parliament on the missing radar recordings.
At no moment the Dutch prosecutor responded to those requests by saying that these were not needed.
In the same January 21 letter minister van der Steur writes that the United States has provided satellite and radar info to the Dutch military secret service (MIVD). DSB and the prosecutor were able to see that information.
Van der Steur states that the JIT makes progress into the investigation. Before the second half of the year there will be results in determining the type of missile and location it was launched from .
He also mentions the report of Bellingcat which was handed over to the JIT.by