“The United States Government has long said that Russia is without a doubt responsible for shooting down MH17,” she said.
Heather Nauert repeated previous statement by the State Department.
“The United States has complete confidence in the findings of the joint investigation team as presented today by the Dutch public prosecutor. The missile launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airline Flight MH17 originated from the 53rd anti-aircraft brigade of the Russian Federation stationed in Kursk,” Nauert said.
“We stand by those statements,“ she noted.
As it was reported, on May 25, the Netherlands and Australia have officially accused Russia of the crash of the MH17 plane. Both countries urged Russia to assume responsibility and cooperate in the investigation.
Following this, Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary-General of the NATO and Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have urged Russia to take responsibility for the crash of the MH17 plane in 2014 and assist in the investigation of the tragedy. The EU urges Russia to take the responsibility and completely assist in the investigation of the tragedy to establish the final responsibility.