1. Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte arriving at news conference
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands:
"Well, state responsibility comes into play when states fail to uphold provisions of international law, and that's clearly the case. And a state can then be held responsible for breaching one or more of those provisions. This is a legal avenue that the Netherlands and Australia have now chosen to pursue. So my message to the Russians is that we expect them now to fully cooperate with the investigation and to acknowledge their commitment given in Resolution 2166 from 2014 concerning the downing of flight MH17 and their responsibility to follow."
4. SOUNDBITE( English) Mark Rutte, Prime minister of the Netherlands:
"Because the events yesterday have now unequivocally proved that that scenario is not true."
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte called on Friday for Russia to fully cooperate with the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago, killing all 298 people on board.
Earlier on Friday The Netherlands and Australia said they were holding Russia legally responsible for bringing down the plane, in an announcement given by the foreign ministers of both countries
It came a day after international investigators announced that the missile system that brought down the Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flight came from a Russia-based military unit.
They displayed photos and videos from social media tracking a large convoy of rocket launchers through Russia.
Russia denies involvement in the July 17, 2014, missile strike that blew the Boeing 777 out of the sky at 33,000 feet (about 10,000 metres) over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine.
Bodies, debris and burning wreckage were strewn over a field of sunflowers near the rebel-held village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Russian border, where fighting had been raging for months.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, rejected accusations of Russian involvement.
He said that Russia has been barred from the international investigation and thus can't trust its results.