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Why Russia does not support the resolution of the Tribunal for the collapse of the Boeing 777




July 15, 2015, 00:50

Why Russia does not support the resolution of the Tribunal for the collapse of the Boeing 777




The UN Security Council began to discuss the draft resolution on the establishment of an international tribunal to investigate the crash of the Boeing 777 in the Donetsk region July 17, 2014. The project was introduced by the delegation of Malaysia. He argues that a tribunal would serve as "an effective guarantee of an independent and impartial process to ensure accountability" for the crash, and the incident is classified as a "threat to international peace and security." The project has been supported by five countries - Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Malaysia and Ukraine.



However, Russia considers raise the question of such a tribunal premature and counterproductive. As stated in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, a number of questions is the fact that Russia is not allowed to participate in the investigation.



"The Russian side is still a lot of important issues concerning, in particular, the weak evidence base and to prevent Russia to a significant part in the investigation. Russian experts, in fact, denied the equal and full access to the material available to the international group of technical investigation, "- said in comments the agency.



Earlier, Russia's permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that the Statute of the Tribunal itself is formulated correctly. This allows the Tribunal "to deal not only with the history of" Boeing ", but generally anything like that whatsoever might be associated with it."



"Unfortunately, it seems that this is an attempt to organize a big political show why the task is to determine those responsible for the incident, only to suffer," - said Churkin.



According to the ambassador, should await the outcome of the investigation, and "then consider how to effectively organize the trial."



A passenger plane Boeing 777-200ER company Malaysia Airlines, was carrying out flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, he crashed July 17, 2014 in the eastern Donetsk region. Killed 283 passengers and 15 crew members - citizens of the ten countries.



Investigation into the crash continues, the preliminary report of the investigators was published in September 2014. According to experts, the nature of damage points to the use of combat missiles.



Details of the investigation has also published the Russian company "Almaz-Antey". According to his version, the ship was hit by anti-aircraft missiles 9M38M1 complex "Buk-M1". The rocket was performed from the vicinity of the village Zaroschenskoe, at that time controlled by the Ukrainian security officials. Representatives of the group did not give way, launch a rocket, but noted that a large number of these missiles are in service with Ukraine.



There is also another version, according to which the plane shot down the missile was launched from aboard the destroyer. This is confirmed by the residents of the Donetsk region, observing the crash of the ship.



Photo: Zurab Javakhadze / TASS

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