Russia could avert EU sanctions if it stops arming pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine, the Dutch Prime Minister has said.
"All indications are that Russia is continuing to arm the separatists," Mark Rutte told a parliamentary committee on Friday.
The PM, who is seen to have a key role in the EU's response to the downing of airliner MH17, said: "There's an easy way out for Russia: to distance themselves from the separatists, and stop arming them."
He added that the Netherlands would support sanctions if Russia did not do so, and would also do so if it were proven that Russia had been behind the downing of the airliner, in which 298 people, including 194 Dutch, lost their lives.
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A woman has apparently posted pictures of herself on social media with mascara looted from the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site.
A large section of plane wreckage and everyday carry-on items like chocolates remain scattered among the wild flowers at the crash site.