Ukraine urges Russia to admit responsibility over MH17 downing

Ukraine urges Russia to admit responsibility over MH17 downing

Kiev on Wednesday urged Russia to admit responsibility over the 2014 downing of passenger flight MH17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine that left 298 people dead, after charges were laid by international investigators.

“We call on the Russian Federation to acknowledge its responsibility for supplying arms” to Kremlin-backed rebels in the region, Ukraine’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

It urged Moscow “to cooperate with the probe”, referring to international investigators who earlier issued arrest warrants for four suspects, three of them Russian nationals.

Russia must ensure that those charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 face justice, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

“We call upon Russia to… ensure that any indicted individuals currently in Russia face justice,” Pompeo said in a statement.


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