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    A damaged missile is displayed during a news conference by members of the Joint Investigation Team, comprising the authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine who present interim results in the ongoing investigation of the 2014 MH17 crash that killed 298 people over eastern Ukraine, in Bunnik, Netherlands, May 24, 2018

    Putin on MH17 Crash: No One Takes Russia's Arguments Into Account

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    According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, both parties to the Ukrainian conflict use Russian and Soviet-made weapons.

    "I have already said that Russian-made weapons are used on both sides. The Russian armed forces have exactly the same systems, as experts say, in its arsenal. Exactly the same, produced in the former USSR or in Russia. This is first. Second, Russian experts are not allowed to take part in the investigation. Our arguments are not taken into account," Putin said in an interview with Austrian national public service broadcaster ORF.

    Last month, Australia and the Netherlands said they considered Russia responsible for the downing of aircraft, and requested that Russia enter negotiations on providing guarantees of non-repetition and pay damages to them.

    READ MORE: MH17 Tragedy Part of anti-Russia Propaganda — Russian Foreign Ministry

    Commenting on the accusations, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said that the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team's (JIT) 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.

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