Dutch Conclusions on MH17 Allow Broad Interpretation – Russian Lawmaker


The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the lower house of Russia’s parliament commented on the recent Dutch Safety Board’s report on MH17 plane crash.

The Dutch Safety Board’s findings on the last year’s flight MH17 deadly crash in eastern Ukraine are rather “scanty” and could be interpreted broadly, and another round of information confrontation could be expected, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the lower house of Russia’s parliament said Tuesday.

In July 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board. On Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board revealed its final report on the details of the incident.

“It seems to me that these scanty conclusions [by the Dutch Safety Board] will be interpreted very broadly, depending on the political needs of the parties that will interpret them. So you can prepare for a new round of information confrontation,” Alexei Pushkov said in an interview with the Russian radio station Vesti FM.

According to the final findings by the Dutch Safety Board, the Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed as a result of a ground-to-air missile explosion near the left side of the plane.

Meanwhile, the Russian air defense systems producer Almaz-Antey, which had launched a separate probe into the crash, said the plane was downed from territory under control of Kiev-led forces at the time of the crash.




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