MH17 crash should not become object of trial before thorough investigation, says Foreign Ministry

Russia calls against the idea of holding a trial of the case involving the Malaysian Boeing crash in Donbas before a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy is conducted, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.

Russia has spoken out against the idea of holding a trial of the case involving the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 before a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy is conducted, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.

"Any court action conducted on the basis of an improperly conducted investigation is destined to fail," he said in an interview with Interfax on Sept.16.

"We are convinced that the main thing now is not hasty creation by any method and at any cost of some international tribunal or the sending of the case to the International Criminal Court, the main thing that is needed now is a high-quality investigation into the Boeing crash," said Gatilov.

"Russia, for its part, is ready to make its constructive contribution to that," the Russian diplomat said.

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