Putin, Australian PM to work together on ICAO inquiry in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Abbott on the phone on Sunday they would be working together to promote an ICAO international expert mission in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Abbott on the phone on Sunday they would be working together to promote an ICAO international expert mission in Ukraine.

"The leaders of the two countries agreed on collaboration between their foreign ministries at international organizations, among them the United Nations, to create conditions for the work of ICAO international experts in Ukraine, including their safe operations on the crash scene," the Kremlin press service said.

Putin and Abbott agreed to continue their contacts, the press service said.

The Russian president offered condolences over the death of Australian citizens in the Malaysia Airlines flight crash.

"The Russian president expressed deepest condolences over the death of Australian citizens in the Malaysian airliner's crash in Ukraine," the Kremlin press service 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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