MOSCOW, may 24. /TASS/. A joint investigation group (SSG), which deals with the investigation of the crash Boeing in the Donbass in 2014, ignored Russia collected information.
This is stated in a Thursday statement, foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.
The foreign Ministry recalled that Russia also “gave the Netherlands the primary raw data of the radar monitoring of airspace at the time of the tragedy.” “This critical information is exhaustive and completely objective nature, as it cannot be forged or altered,” the Ministry said. However, as stated in the statement, “it did not affect the line of investigation.” “Made on the basis of the records of the radar unknown conclusion of experts invited by the SSG, it can only be described as absolutely untenable,” – said the Minister.
A biased investigation
As noted in the Russian dipvedomstva, “in these circumstances” the Russian side “there are legitimate questions about the true background to the decision to publish the SSG preventive detention”. “All this confirms our previously expressed concerns about the bias and one-sidedness of the ongoing investigation,” the Ministry said.
“Nevertheless, we will continue to assist him so that the truth be established about the destruction of flight MH17, and the real culprits have incurred fair punishment”, – said on Smolensk square.
The disaster over Donbas
Passenger plane Boeing 777 company “Malaysian airlines”, carrying out flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down on 17 July 2014 in the Eastern Donetsk region, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members – citizens of 10 countries. Parties to an armed conflict in the Donbas region have accused each other of involvement in the tragedy. In the Netherlands set up a Joint investigation team to investigate the incident.
On Thursday on a press-conferences the head of the national criminal police unit of the Netherlands Wilbert Paulissen said that anti-aircraft rocket launcher, which was launched missile brought down the plane could be imported from Russia and belong to the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade near Kursk. In turn, the Dutch Prosecutor Fred vesterbeke noted that the SSG has made significant progress in the investigation of the crash MH17, but still can not say who and why shot down the Boeing.
The defense Ministry, commenting on the findings of the investigation, denied the allegations, stating that neither anti-aircraft missile complex of the Russian Armed forces never crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border.