The delegation from Russia denies that the country's military leadership sent to Donbas Buk missile system, which shot down MH17 civilian aircraft in July 2014. Samuel Wadsworth, the lawyer representing the Russian side said this at the session of the ICCT in the Hague on March 9.
‘There is not enough reasoning or evidence to seriously accuse Russia of deliberate supplies of the weaponry. Those who could be behind the supplies, did so in order to increase anti-aircraft defense capability. There should have been certain awareness that the weapon was supplied solely for the attack on a civilian plane. However, Ukraine merely says it was sent from Russia – nothing more,’ Wadsworth said.
The lawyer insisted that Ukraine should make respective charges against Russia ‘much clearer’.
Ukraine insists Russia is behind the tragic incident that claimed lives of 298 civilians; the missile fired from Russian-made Buk missile system hit the aircraft over Donetsk region in July 2014, as the plane was on its way.