Ukraine 'bears full responsibility' for MH17 crash: Russian minister
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
A photo taken on September 9, 2014 shows part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk AFP PhotoRussian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told his Malaysian counterpart on Sept. 10 that Ukraine bore "full responsibility" for the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in which 298 were killed.
"The crash happened in the airspace of Ukraine which bears full, total responsibility for what has happened," Shoigu told Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein in televised remarks.
Malaysia's defence minister has arrived in Moscow to discuss the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Dutch experts on Sept. 9 released initial findings in their probe into the tragedy, saying MH17 "broke up in the air probably as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside".
While the report from the Dutch Safety Board does not apportion blame over the July air disaster, it could heighten Western pressure on Moscow over its role in the bloody Ukraine conflict.