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    Speaker of the Malaysian parliament’s upper house said that Kuala Lumpur called on the international community to create a group of independent experts to investigate the 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine.

    KUALA LUMPUR (Sputnik) Kuala Lumpur called on the international community to create a group of independent experts to investigate the 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, Abu Zahar Ujang, the speaker of the Malaysian parliament’s upper house, said Tuesday.

    "Malaysia calls on the international community to create a group of professional experts who will see this investigation through on an impartial, professional and independent manner to find out the truth," Abu Zahar said after holding talks with his Russian counterpart Valentina Matvienko.

    The Malaysian lawmaker urged all countries to provide all available information and skills to conduct an impartial investigation to not let a similar incident happen in the future.

    Last week, Moscow voiced its disappointment over the Netherlands’ formal and non-constructive approach to the investigation, pointing to the inconsistency and inaccuracy of many details on which it is based.

    Flight MH17, with 298 people on board, crashed on July 17, 2014, in eastern Ukraine after being shot down while en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, leaving no survivors. Local militia and the Kiev-led forces were fighting in the region at the time of the crash, and traded blame for the incident.

    Dutch investigators published a report last October saying that the airliner appeared to have been downed using a Russian-produced Buk surface-to-air missile system. It was unable to identify the exact location from where the missile was fired.

    In a separate probe into the crash, Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey said the missile had exploded near the left side of the ill-fated aircraft. Almaz-Antey considered this to be proof that the projectile could only be a missile from a Buk system launched from the region of Zaroshchenske, controlled by the Kiev forces at the time of the incident.


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