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Russia not informed in full about investigation of MH17 crash in Donbas — FM

August 05, 2015, 12:34 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Foreign ministers of Russia and Malaysia discussed the investigation into the MH17 crash in Donbas
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The site of MH17 crash in Donbas

The site of MH17 crash in Donbas

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KUALA LUMPUR, August 5. /TASS/. Russia is not informed in full about results of technical investigation of Flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, though other countries that participate in the investigation are provided with information, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.

"Russian participants do not get all information which is distributed among several other participants of this group," Lavrov told journalists in Kuala Lumpur.

Commenting on reports that MH17 was allegedly downed by a missile manufactured in Russia, the foreign minister said it was sufficient to analyze parts of the missile that hit the plane. "It is very easy to assemble these elements and analyze them to understand where this concrete missile was manufactured and army of which country is equipped with it," he noted.

However, this was not done, he added, and participants of the investigation did not contact Russian concern Almaz-Antey that manufactures Buk missiles, one of which was used, according to Kiev and several Western countries, to down the Malaysian Boeing.

Foreign ministers of Russia, Malaysia discuss investigation into MH17 crash in Donbas

Foreign ministers of Russia and Malaysia Sergey Lavrov and Anifah Aman on Wednesday discussed the course of the investigation into the crash of the Malaysia Airliners Flight MH17, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday following meeting of the two ministers on the sidelines of the ASEAN forum in Kuala Lumpur.

"The two sides exchanged views on the prospects of boosting cooperation in the political, trade, economic, military, technical and humanitarian areas," the ministry said. "They pointed to the similarity of the two countries’ approaches to the pressing regional and international problems." The two sides paid particular attention to the course of the investigation into the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

In the framework of the ASEAN security forum, Sergey Lavrov also held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Cambodia Hor Namhong. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, "a thorough exchange of views on the current state and prospects of development of the Russian-Cambodian relations took place, with a particular emphasis on strengthening cooperation in practical areas."

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