U.S. position on MH17 crash is unclear, says Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Ministry official Maria Zakharova has criticized the position of the U.S. on the investigation into the MH17 crash over Donbass in July 2014.

Russian Foreign Ministry official Maria Zakharova has criticized the position of the U.S. on the investigation into the MH17 crash over Donbass in July 2014.

"This [the U.S. position] is unclear nonsense, which we keep reading, it's just aimed at, on one hand, confusing, and, on the other hand, forming an appropriate public opinion, which could effectively be called propaganda," Zakharova told a briefing in Moscow on Oct. 14, commenting on the statement by U.S. Department of State official Mark Toner.

She mentioned a statement by Toner, who blamed the airliner crash on the Donbass militia, saying that Washington stands by "our belief", despite the fact that the Dutch Safety Board report does not attribute blame, but Washington believes it supports the U.S. arguments.

"I would like to recall that the U.S. rushed to familiarize the public with its assessments of the results and causes of the Malaysian Boeing crash in the first days following the tragedy. This position was confirmed long before the report was published," the Foreign Ministry official said.

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