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No ceasefire needed to investigate Boeing case — Donetsk Defense Minister

July 18, 2014, 11:19 UTC+3 DONETSK
Self-defence forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic have promised to ensure access to the Malaysian Boeing crash site for representatives of the Ukrainian authorities
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 Igor Strelkov

Igor Strelkov

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DONETSK, July 18. /ITAR-TASS/. There is no need for a ceasefire for an objective investigation of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crash and stopping fighting with the Ukrainian army would be unreasonable, said Minister of Defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Igor Strelkov.

“All-out military actions continue. The site of Boeing crash is located deep on the DPR territory, and there is no need for any humanitarian truce or corridors for an objective investigation of the tragedy,” he is quoted by the Novorossia agency. “A commission can freely arrive and examine the site hampered by nobody.” However, the Minister added, ceasing military actions against the besieged enemy group would be unreasonable.

Self-defence forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic have promised to ensure access to the Malaysian Boeing crash site for representatives of the Ukrainian authorities and observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Boeing-777 crashed in the Donetsk region on Thursday killing all 298 aboard.

Large-scale investigation of Malaysian airliner crash

A large-scale investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane Boeing 777 has begun. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine and self-defense forces in the south-east of the country, as well as the United States, stated that they are prepared to assist in investigation. Meanwhile, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) has closed the Ukrainian air space for civilian airplanes.

The Kiev authorities accused Russia and Ukrainian militias of being involved in the plane crash. However, the Russian military and east Ukraine's self-defense forces denied the allegations, stating that the militia do not have weapons that can hit airplanes flying at high altitude.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko demanded to set up a state committee involving ICAO specialists and representatives of the Netherlands and Malaysia to probe into the airplane tragedy. “Ukrainian military forces did not take any actions to hit air targets,” the Ukrainian presidential press service said.

Infographics Boeing 777 crash in Ukraine Boeing 777 crash in Ukraine
Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. 280 passengers and 15 crewmembers have died. Infographics by ITAR-TASS

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