Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said earlier this week that the draft resolution fails to correctly classify the crash, adding that international tribunals have never been created following civilian aircraft crashes.
"I think it makes sense to wait with the tribunal until the investigation is done," Alexander Neu, the member of the German parliament from the left-wing Die Linke party said.
He stressed that “a parallel process [to the investigation] does not make any sense.”
Independence supporters in southeastern Ukraine and Kiev forces, engaged in fighting in the region, accused each other of causing the tragedy.
According to a September 2014 preliminary report by the Dutch Safety Board, MH17 broke up in the air after being hit by multiple "high-energy" objects from outside the airframe. The final report is due in October.