At a conference about MH17 the Australian ambassador to the Netherlands stated that state responsibility negotiations have been started between the Netherlands, Australia and the Russian Federation. There will be a second round of talks soon.
The Netherlands and Australia hold the Russian Federation responsible for providing the Buk Telar which shot down MH17 at July 17, 2014, killing all 298 persons on board.
In early March 2019 a first meeting between the three states took place. The purpose of this meeting was likely to discuss the agenda of further meetings.
The news was first reported by Michael Bociurkiw. Bociurkiw at the time of the crash worked for the monitoring organization OSCE and was one of the first people to arrive at the crash scene.