During a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he considered the idea of creating an international tribunal to investigate the Boeing-777 crash over the Donbas occupied by the pro-Russian militants as “premature and counterproductive”, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Russian media.
“There was discussed the investigation into the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 of July 17, 2014 in Ukraine, underlined the mutual interest in its effective conducting,” the Kremlin noted.
“Putin has explained in detail Russia’s position regarding the premature and counterproductive initiative of several countries, including the Netherlands, to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the destruction of the Malaysian airliner,” said the press service of the Kremlin.
The President of the Russian Federation tried to explain Rutte that the decision on judicial mechanisms and prosecution of perpetrators of this crime “requires active work on the completion of the international investigation which must be thorough, objective, independent and comprehensive.”
Earlier, a source in the headquarters of the United Nations announced that the vote in the UN Security Council resolution on the creation of a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the Boeing-777 crash in the Donbas was scheduled for July 21.
It should be recalled that the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was hit by the pro-Russian militants on July 17, 2014 in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region. There were killed 283 passengers and 15 crew members – citizens of 10 countries.