UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — On Monday, Russia has submitted to the UN Security Council a draft resolution on the investigation of a Malaysian Boeing passenger aircraft crash.
"We have called to intensify the role of the [UN] Secretary General, provided by the Resolution 2166. There are a number of provisions urging a deeper involvement of all the parties concerned," Churkin told reporters in New York on Monday.
He added that the draft aims to enhance the capacity of the investigation and to fully unlock the potential of the Security Council Resolution 2166, demanding a full, thorough and independent investigation into the incident.
Last week, Malaysia submitted its own draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for the creation of an independent UN tribunal to identify and prosecute those responsible for the downing of MH17.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said the initiative was premature. Moscow has advised waiting for the Dutch Safety Board to release their final report on the crash, expected in October 2015.