MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti) - The party responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, has still not been identified and Russia or Ukraine independence supporters do not seem to be responsible, Germany's Bundestag Member Alexander Neu said in an interview with International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya Monday.
"I'm pretty sure that if it was Russia or the rebels in the east of Ukraine to blame, the West would have known that and all that would have been used, and it would be known by the world community... Since this has not yet happened, the question remains, who is to blame, really?" Neu said.
"Then new horizons open up, with the same result it could have been the Ukrainian side, whether it was negligence, an accident or a deliberate act in order to lay the blame on the Russians afterwards. That's also possible," he added.
Answering why the voice recordings of the dispatchers are still not fully published, Neu said that "the [world] community is not being informed again... And then a question arises <...> who benefits from it? Here I come again to the question maybe [it was] Ukraine? And the United States, of course, too, like all the West. The Ukrainian coup regime will not do anything without the consent of the United States."
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in the Donetsk Region in eastern Ukraine on July 17.
The official cause of the tragedy is still unclear, but according to a preliminary report issued by the Dutch Safety Board on September 9, the plane broke up in mid-air as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside.
The Ukrainian government blames independence supporters from the eastern regions of the country for downing the Malaysia Airlines plane, but the latter say they do not have weapons capable of bringing down an aircraft flying at such altitudes.