Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of default.
Thus, he commented on the investigation of the crash of the Boeing-777 of Malaysia Airlines in the Donbass in 2014 during the plenary meeting of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
“For some reason, the fact that Ukraine has not fulfilled its obligations and has not closed airspace, for some reason no one recalls. Ukraine once shot down an airplane over the Black Sea and did not plead guilty. Then they nevertheless agreed, but did not pay compensation, ”RT quoted him as saying.
In addition, he expressed a lack of confidence in the investigation.
“There is nothing in the investigation on MH17 that would inspire confidence in us, and will not happen if we do not fully participate in it. The Malaysian Boeing was not shot down by a Russian rocket, ”Putin concluded.
NATO Secretary General holds Russia responsible for the death of flight MH17
Stoltenberg called Russia one of the biggest security problems for the NATO country. According to him, the alliance will confront these challenges by combining political dialogue and military deterrence. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Russia to take responsibility for the crash of the passenger plane of flight MH17 in Donbass. The fall of the liner was a direct consequence of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the head of the alliance said on Monday, May 28, in Warsaw.
Stoltenberg called “increasingly assertive” Russia one of the biggest security problems for the NATO country, dpa notes. Russia intervenes in democratic processes, is responsible for cyber attacks and has shown that it is ready to use military force against its neighbor, Stoltenberg noted. According to him, NATO will confront these challenges by combining political dialogue and military deterrence.
On May 24, an international investigation team at a press conference in the Dutch Utrecht announced that the Buk missile launcher, which shot down a Malaysian airline passenger plane over Donbass in July 2014, was armed with the 53rd Russian anti-aircraft missile brigade . Moscow all the years after the tragedy, which claimed 298 human lives, rejects all the charges of the International Investigation Group.
The Netherlands does not see the responsibility of Kiev for the disaster MH17
There is no legally convincing evidence that Ukraine acted criminally when it did not close its airspace, the letter said by the head of the Dutch Foreign Ministry Stef Blok. The Dutch government does not see the Ukrainian authorities responsible for the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in 2014 in the sky over the Donbass. This was announced on Tuesday, June 5, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant, referring to a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country Stef Bloc to the deputies of the lower house of the Dutch parliament.
“According to the government, today there is no legally convincing evidence that Ukraine acted criminally when it did not close its airspace,” the document says. The block also noted that “the report of the Netherlands Security Council, the results of the investigation of the International Investigative Group, information from open sources and our own research, including legal, also do not give any reason to talk about Ukraine’s responsibility.” However, he did not rule out that the Dutch government will consider the possible responsibility of other countries for this tragedy if the investigation provides relevant evidence.
Earlier, several opposition parties in the Dutch parliament advocated that Ukraine be partially responsible for the disaster. Following Moscow, they argue that Kiev was obliged to close the airspace for passenger airliners over the region in which the fighting took place.
The Boeing-777 aircraft, flying MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down by a missile over the territory of Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. All 298 people aboard were killed. On May 24, the International Investigation Team (JIT) announced that the missile had been fired from separatist-controlled territory, and the Buk air defense system had arrived at the DPR from the base of the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade located near Kursk. Australia and the Netherlands called on Russia to assume state responsibility for what happened and to work with them to ensure justice. On May 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin again rejected Russia’s involvement in the Boeing disaster, expressing distrust of the conclusions of JIT.