The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: the investigation team on the MH17 shows ideological approach of blame


MOSCOW, may 25. /TASS/. Charges a Joint investigation group (SSG) against Russia on its involvement in the crash Boeing in the Donbass talking about the original ideological orientation of blame. This was stated on Friday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“The fact that SSG released the interim results of the criminal investigation and accused Russia of involvement in the death of flight MH17, not waiting for our reaction to them, testifies to the reluctance of investigators to seriously consider provided by the Russian Federation, which only confirms the conclusion about the original ideological orientation of blame,” stated the diplomat.

As said Zakharov, the Dutch side refused to assess the indigenous circumstance that led to the tragedy, “the very fact uncovered by the Ukrainian authorities of the air space for flights of civil aircraft over the zone of internal conflict.” She added that the ideological approach of the investigation confirms the absence of a request to Kiev on the transfer of radar data and information about the actions of dispatching services.

Passenger “Boeing 777” company “Malaysian airlines”, carrying out flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed on 17 July 2014 in the Eastern Donetsk region, killing 298 people – citizens of 10 countries. In spite of active fighting on the ground, Kiev did not close the sky of Donbas for international passenger flights. To investigate the incident set up a Joint investigation team, which includes representatives of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine. On 24 may, the experts published an interim report stating that anti-aircraft rocket launcher, which was produced by the missile, brought down “Boeing” could be imported from Russia and belong to the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade.

In Russia, accusations of SSG rejected. In particular, the defense Ministry said that no anti-aircraft missile system Armed forces never crossed the Russian – Ukrainian border. And Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the investigation into SSG unsubstantiated accusations reminiscent of the situation around the case Skrobala.

However on 25 may the government of Australia and the Netherlands officially accused Russia of involvement in the Boeing crash, and announced its intention to bring Moscow to the international responsibility. They also appealed to Russia with a proposal to enter into negotiations aimed at finding a suitable solution, and warned about the possibility of transferring the case to the international court or organization.

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