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    MH17 Crash Investigation (261)

    Moscow called on Washington to reveal data on the MH17 crash in Ukraine.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry called on the United States on Wednesday to make public any evidence it has on last year's crash of Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.

    “If the United States has objective control data from satellites or the airborne warning and control system AWACS, it should be made public. The same applies to recordings of talks between controllers and Ukraine’s military sector,” the ministry said in a statement.

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people on board were killed, making it the deadliest event since the start of the Ukrainian conflict in April of that year. Ukrainian authorities and militias in the country’s southeast traded the blame for the crash.

    The Dutch Safety Board in charge of the investigation published a preliminary report last year claiming the plane fell apart after it was hit by numerous high-energy objects.

    Kiev and the West were quick to accuse militias of firing a Buk surface-to air missile at the airliner, with the United States citing its spy satellite images and intercepts of controllers’ conversations. The data have not been made public or independently verified.

    On Tuesday, Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey unveiled the results of its own inquiry that showed the missile allegedly shot at MH17 had not been produced in Russia since 1999, but was still in service in the Ukrainian army.

    MH17 Crash Investigation (261)


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