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Trial flight MH17 Malaysia: Moscow invokes the impartiality by the judges

"The accusations made against Russia about the shooting down of the plane are unfounded"

Regarding the ongoing trial near from Brussels-Schiphol airport, which sees three Russians and a Ukrainian pass judgment, accused of being responsible for the launch of the Buk missile that shot down on July 17, 2014 in the Ukrainian skies the B-777/200ER airplane, flight MH-17 of Malaysia Airlines, killing all 298 people on board, Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, intervened today from Moscow, who pleading the cause of the compatriots and the Nation said: "The evidence relating to the involvement of our country in the catastrophe has no foundation and is based on dubious sources". Russia calls for "impartial and independent judicial proceedings, with an in-depth analysis of all the facts". And again: "We do not intend to prejudge the Dutch court's judgment. However, we ask that all available information be reviewed impartially, not just the plaintiffs' arguments. If the court is truly independent and impartial, it will have to thoroughly review all the circumstances in the their entirety, and all the dark points that still make this tragedy alone".

The Malaysia plane had taken off from Schiphol to Kuala Lumpur, and flew in the skies of the Ukrainian Oblast of Donetsk when it was shot down. At the time, a Donbass War was underway between Russia and Ukraine, unleashed by a pro-Russian Ukrainian separatist group with Moscow's military support. On the trial see AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency