Lavrov: Russia has no access to all data of technical inquiry into MH17 crash

Russia is not receiving all findings of a technical investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) crash in Donbas, while this information is being provided to other countries involved in the inquiry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Russia is not receiving all findings of a technical investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) crash in Donbas, while this information is being provided to other countries involved in the inquiry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"The Russian participants are not receiving all information, which has been distributed among some other participants in this group," Lavrov told journalists in Kuala Lumpur on Aug.5.

In commenting on allegations that the Boeing had been shot down by a Russian-made missile, Lavrov said that, in order to say whether this is true, the elements of the missile that hit the plane need to be analyzed. "It is very easy to collect these elements and analyze them to find out where this particular missile was manufactured and the army of what country had it on its inventory," he said.

However, this was not done, and the participants in the investigation did not contact the Russian corporation Almaz-Antey, the manufacturer of the Buk surface-to-air missile system, which, as Kiev and some Western countries claim, was used to down the plane, Lavrov said.

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