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US News MH17: Russia withdraws from talks about shooting down

14:00  16 october  2020
14:00  16 october  2020 Source:   spiegel.de

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Russia announced on Thursday it would withdraw from consultations with the Netherlands and Australia over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 , which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014. In response to Russia 's decision to withdraw from talks , Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok

Russia is withdrawing from talks with Australia the Netherlands over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, accusing both countries of not wanting to establish The Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine killing all 298 people on board, including 38 Australian citizens and residents.

Russia denies any involvement in the shooting down of the passenger flight MH17 over Ukraine six years ago. Efforts by other countries to keep talking to the Kremlin about this have now been rudely rejected.

  MH17: Russland steigt aus Gesprächen zu Abschuss aus © PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW / REUTERS

Russia withdraws from talks with the Netherlands and Australia on the cause of the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. The Foreign Ministry in Moscow justified this on Thursday with "malicious" attempts to unilaterally blame Russia for the shooting down. "Hostile acts" by the Netherlands made further Russian participation in the consultations "pointless".

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Russia 's foreign ministry said on Thursday it was withdrawing from talks with the Netherlands and Australia over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH 17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a missile fired from territory held by pro- Russian rebels during fighting in

Russia said Thursday it would withdraw from consultations with the Netherlands and Australia over the MH 17 flight shot down over Ukraine in 2014, complaining of "vicious" attempts to pin blame on Moscow. "Hostile acts by the Netherlands have made any continuation of the trilateral consultations

The Russian government is angry about the announcement by the Netherlands from July that it wants to bring the crash before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was "surprised" and "disappointed" by the Russian decision on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels . He called it "particularly painful" for the bereaved of the victims.

Ukraine accuses Russia of "fear of the truth"

According to his own statements, the Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok asked the Russian ambassador to speak to him, in order to convey his government's "deep regret" over the Russian withdrawal. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the Moscow decision "says a lot about the fear of the truth" that prevails in Moscow.

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Russia claims it has fresh 'proof' Ukraine downed flight MH 17 - and says video showing its BUK MH 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board Russia has always denied responsibility and laid the blame with Ukraine The Russian military has released what it says is fresh information to back its claim that the

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne was also "deeply disappointed" with the Russian decision and called on Moscow to "return to talks immediately". Australia has pledged to investigate the truth and accountability in the case and to ensure justice, she said on Friday.

The Malaysia Airlines machine took off from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on July 17, 2014 in the direction of Kuala Lumpur . The shooting down over the conflict area in eastern Ukraine killed everyone on board, including 196 Dutch and 38 Australians. Four Germans were among the victims.

Moscow denies involvement in shooting down

An international team of investigators concluded in May 2018 that the machine was shot down by a BUK missile from an anti-aircraft brigade in Kursk, Russia. The Netherlands and Australia then blamed Russia for the downing of the machine and the death of the 298 occupants. Moscow denies any involvement and accused the leadership in Kiev .

War has been raging in Eastern Ukraine since 2014. In the conflict, Russia is supporting the pro-Russian rebels who proclaimed so-called People's Republics in Luhansk and Donetsk . More than 13,000 people have already been killed in the conflict.

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