Germany called on Russia to actively contribute to the investigation of the crash
The German government considers “very serious” new accusations against Moscow brought on the eve by the Joint investigation team (JIT). The corresponding statement was made by German Federal Foreign Office spokesperson, Maria Adebar, Deutsche welle reports.
The German government once again called on Russia to actively contribute to the investigation into the of MH-17 aircraft crash over the Donbas in 2014.
“Those responsible for this crime, the destruction of MH17 flight aircraft, must be identified and brought to justice, and, of course, Russia should cooperate constructively in the investigation of this crime,” she said.
The representative of the German Foreign Ministry recalled that from the very beginning, she supported the activities of the JIT and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166, concerning the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
On Thursday, JIT published records of “wiretaps” between members of a Donetsk People’s Republic and Russian handlers. In particular, the record of conversation of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov with the leader of fighters Alexander Borodai was published. Most likely, they were discussing the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777, which followed the МН17 flight Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was shot down in the sky over the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. 298 people were on board, all of them died.
The JIT group (Joint Investigation Team), which includes prosecutors and representatives of other law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Malaysia, as well as representatives of the European Union, concluded that the MH17 was hit by a 9M38 series missile, which was launched from BUK-TELAR self-propelled firing system from an agricultural field in the area of the Pervomaiske village. This area was under the control of militants.