Australia offers a news life to witnesses to the shooting of flight MH17 to protect them from reprisals if they come forward with any information

Witnesses with information on the downing of flight MH17 are promised a new life in Australia if they come forward.

Australian Federal Police joined an international search for witnesses.

AFP Assistant Commissioner Peter Crozier said: "We are committed to seeking justice and I urge anyone with information on this matter to come forward."

The officials say that the witnesses may be given protection or permanently resettled in Australia or another safe country, which means you can not be sure, that you will be given help in case you need it.