Russia refuses to apologize for MH17 crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian Federation intends to wait for final results of investigation into plane crash
21:16, 30 September 2016

Open source

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov refused to apologize for the MH17 crash in connection with the report of Dutch Commission, according to which the Buk missile system, from which the plane was shot down, arrived to the Donbas region from Russia, and then was taken back, Russian BBC service reports.

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When answering the question about apologizing due to released information, Lavrov said, "What have I to apologize for?"

According to the Minister, Russia will wait for the final results of the investigation, because it is not finished yet.

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"There are a hundred of names found in the investigation, but they are not even held as suspects", he added.

In addition, Lavrov said that Russia has published and provided the Commission with the huge amount of data from the crash, but received no response. At the same time, according to the Minister, the data obtained from the Ukraine and the United States by the commission was not made public.

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As noted earlier a similar position voiced Kremlin Spokesman Dmitriy Peskov.

Source: BBC

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