Boeing tragedy must not be used for personal political gain, says Putin

Neither political force has the right to use the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crash in Ukraine for personal gain, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.

Neither political force has the right to use the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crash in Ukraine for personal gain, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.

"No one should use this tragedy for personal political gain, no one has this right," Putin emphasized.

"Such events should unite people rather than divide them. Every person in control of the regional situation should build their responsibility to their own people and people of the countries whose citizens died in that crash," the Russian president said.

Putin has called on all sides in the Ukrainian conflict to ensure the safe work of international experts on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crash scene.

"Everything must be done to ensure the safe work of international experts on the scene of that tragedy," the president said.

"For its part, Russia will do everything in its power to help the conflict in eastern Ukraine shift from the ongoing military phase to the phase of debate at the negotiating table with peaceful and exclusively diplomatic means," he said.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17. The crash killed 298 people.

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