Sanctions against Russia should remain in place, and Russia must "stop interfering in Eastern Ukraine," according to Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, the country where flight MH17 originated.
In July, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 carrying 298 passengers and crew members, including 196 Dutch nationals, was shot down over Ukraine, apparently by Russian-backed militants. The tragedy triggered a wave of international condemnation and economic sanctions against Russian businesses and wealthy individuals.
Rutte told CNBC at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland that it's important that there be no "political sting" to the "independent" investigation into what happened to the flight, which is being run in the Netherlands.
European countries should not rely on the European Central Bank (ECB) to restore their economies to health, Rutte warned, ahead of Thursday's policy meeting where the ECB is expected to announce a quantitative program.