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Russia: Malaysian FM says accusing Russia of MH17 downing is 'premature' *PARTNER CONTENT*

Russian Federation, Vladivostok
September 05, 2019 at 17:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah spoke of the investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), in Vladivostok on Thursday.

'What is most important, I think, it is premature to make accusations before the whole investigation is completed," he said, mentioning Russia as a country which some quarters are accusing of being responsible for the incident.

On the other hand, he emphasised that he was "not suggesting a new investigation," speaking of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is already conducting an internationally recognised one.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was downed in the skies over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board were killed.

In May 24 2018 the JIT claimed that a missile launcher used to down the plane came from Russia's armed forces.

Russia denies all the allegations, saying no proof has been provided.

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Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah spoke of the investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), in Vladivostok on Thursday.

'What is most important, I think, it is premature to make accusations before the whole investigation is completed," he said, mentioning Russia as a country which some quarters are accusing of being responsible for the incident.

On the other hand, he emphasised that he was "not suggesting a new investigation," speaking of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is already conducting an internationally recognised one.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was downed in the skies over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board were killed.

In May 24 2018 the JIT claimed that a missile launcher used to down the plane came from Russia's armed forces.

Russia denies all the allegations, saying no proof has been provided.

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