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Russia urges probe into military flights and missile launches in area of Boeing crash
Russia has submitted a list of recommendations to the United Nations concerning the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in Ukraine. The recommendations given in a letter signed by Russian representative at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin have been released on the UN website on Monday.
The letter envisages ten tasks of priority importance, including analysis of flights of military aircraft in the area of the armed conflict in the east of Ukraine and in the area of the crash site and obtaining and checking information from the Ukrainian side about planned or already launched missiles for training and combat purposes.
Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine
The Boeing 777-200 of the Malaysia Airlines en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17 in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk Region, some 60 km (over 37 miles) from the Russian border, in the zone of combat operations between the Donetsk self-defense forces and the Ukrainian army. All the passengers and crew members onboard the aircraft - 298 people - died. Most of the passengers - 196 people - were Dutch citizens.
A final report on the results of the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian passenger aircraft in Ukraine is due to be presented next summer.
[Source: Itar Tass, United Nations, NY, 29Sep14]
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