“On July 21, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the international investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in Ukraine,” the ministry said. “During the work on the Australian-sponsored draft resolution the Russian side proceeded from the inadmissibility of bias in determining those possibly responsible for the catastrophe and forestalling of any investigation results.”
“Intense consultations have produced a draft, which stresses the need of the truly independent and unbiased international investigation based on international aviation principles, in which the ICAO should play the critically important role,” the ministry noted. “The Russian side is ready to provide comprehensive assistance to this investigation, including assigning the corresponding specialists.”
“It is important that the resolution also contains a call on all the warring sides to stop combat actions in the area of the plane crash and ensure access there for the investigation bodies, the OSCE special monitoring commission and other international organizations, assisting the investigation,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.