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Source: results of investigation into Boeing crash in Ukraine to be discussed at UN

September 30, 2015, 8:06 UTC+3 NEW YORK
The source said the report will be most likely "presented by the U.S. delegation"
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NEW YORK, September 30. /TASS/. The investigation report, which the Netherlands will present in middle of October, on results of the criminal investigation into the crash of Malaysian Boeing in Ukraine, will be later presented to the UN Security Council. A week later, the Security Council will have a closed meeting to discuss the report, a source told TASS after participation in talks featuring leaders of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine in New York.

The source said the report will be most likely "presented by the U.S. delegation." There is no information as to whether any actions may follow the discussion.

Earlier press service of the Ukrainian president said at the meeting of the so-called group on the investigation into the crash, the countries agreed on "further coordination and joint work with the objective to punish the responsible of the tragedy with the plane of Malaysian Airlines."

"The Holland side said presentation of the international investigation’s results is due on October 15." This information was put on the Ukrainian president’s site. At the same time, right now the site quotes a different date - October 13.

The Boeing 777-200 of the Malaysia Airlines en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17 in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk Region, some 60 km from the Russian border, in the zone of combat operations between the Donetsk self-defence forces and the Ukrainian army. All the passengers and crewmembers aboard the aircraft - 298 people from ten countries - died. Two-thirds of the passengers - 196 people - were Dutch citizens.

On July 21, 2014 the UN Security Council demanded a thorough and unbiased investigation.

In early September, the Dutch Safety Board said in its preliminary report that the MH17 flight 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. A surface-to-air or air-to-air missile that allegedly hit the plane is considered the biggest factor behind the crash.

Kiev authorities and militias of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have blamed each other for shooting down the airliner.

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