Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has discussed with his Russian counterpart efforts to prosecute suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flights MH17, his office said in a statement late on Friday. During a visit to Moscow Koenders also discussed a Russian blacklist of European politicians during a meeting with his counterpart Sergei Lavrov, it said. “They weren’t easy discussions because there are many areas where we don’t agree,” Koenders said. “But they were discussions that needed to happen.”

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