An investigation into the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash in 2014 in southeastern Ukraine will fail in case if all versions of the crash are not taken into account, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday.
“An investigation cannot be conducted by abstracting in advance from some versions. An investigation cannot be conducted relying on a paradigm, when a few minutes after a tragedy people in known countries are saying on official level that Russia is to blame [for the crash]. If an investigation is conducted relying on such a paradigm, it will be doomed to partiality, doomed to failure,” Peskov said as broadcast on the Channel 1.
The report released by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on September 28 claimed that the plane had been downed by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, which had been brought from Russia and located in southeastern Ukrainian territory held by the local militias.
Russia expressed disappointment over the report’s findings it considers biased and denied any involvement in the tragedy.
Flight MH17 crashed on July 17, 2014, in eastern Ukraine while flying en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. All 298 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft died in the incident.