Moscow hopes that sooner or later, with the Malaysian Boeing tragedy, an "epiphany" will come and it will become clear that this is the link in the chain of the anti-Russian campaign, as well as the staging of the murder of journalist Arkady Babchenko, the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal, and the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Artem Kozhin said.
Speaking about MH17 crash, Malaysian transport minister Anthony Loke said that there was no conclusive evidence to point at Russia in relation to the 2014 crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Commenting on the accusations, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said that the JIT's accusations of Russia's involvement in the MH17 tragedy were unfounded and that the investigation was one-sided. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that Russia was not allowed to investigate the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, clarifying that Moscow could only recognize the results of the investigation if took part in the probe.
The Malaysia Airlines plane crash killed all 298 people on board. The majority of the passengers and crew were from the Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia.