This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Belgium: Moscow ’remains open-minded’ - Russia's EU Ambassador on MH17 report03:03

Belgium: Moscow ’remains open-minded’ - Russia's EU Ambassador on MH17 report

Belgium, Brussels
June 19, 2019 at 20:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov spoke to RT from Brussels on Wednesday, to comment on the new findings of the Joint Investigation Team's MH17 investigation.

“It started on a bad footing five years ago, I would say, and continued along that route until now.” Chizhov said about the investigation process.

He also explained that Russia “remains open-minded to cooperation with the investigation” and provided evidences proving “that the particular model of that Buk missile belonged to a generation that had been long out of service in the Russian armed forces.”

Chizhov also mentioned that as long as Russia is not involved in the investigation of the MH17 crash, “it is not responsible for accepting or rejecting any outcome.”

Prosecutors in Nieuwegein announced on Wednesday, that they were charging three Russians and a Ukrainian national with murder for their alleged role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

The charges stem from a Dutch-led international investigation which has concluded that the plane was shot down by a Russian-made missile, reportedly on the basis of communications intercepts provided by Ukrainian intelligence services.

Russia has denied all accusations that it was involved in the crash, which resulted in the deaths of all 298 people on board, and has stated that while the Buk missile used to down the Boeing 777 was manufactured in Moscow in 1986, it was subsequently delivered to the Ukrainian Army and never returned.

In a written statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MFA) dismissed the JIT's charges on alleged involvement of Russian servicemen in the MH17 crash and said the investigation was based on ‘unfounded accusations and not facts’.

”Moscow regrets JIT statements on alleged involvement of Russian servicemen in the MH17 crash”, but ”will help the probe on the MH17 crash, so that the truth could be found out and real culprits would be punished,” reads the statement.

The three Russian military officers accused with involvement were named as Oleg Pulatov, Igor Girkin, and Sergey Dubinskiy, with the Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko also being named, and international arrest warrants have been issued for all four men.

The Defence Ministry of the Donetsk People's Republic has denied the allegations that it was involved in the MH17 crash.

A prospective trial date of March 2020 was set by investigators.

Russia does not form part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is made up of police and criminal justice authorities from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine.

Belgium: Moscow ’remains open-minded’ - Russia's EU Ambassador on MH17 report03:03
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Russian Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov spoke to RT from Brussels on Wednesday, to comment on the new findings of the Joint Investigation Team's MH17 investigation.

“It started on a bad footing five years ago, I would say, and continued along that route until now.” Chizhov said about the investigation process.

He also explained that Russia “remains open-minded to cooperation with the investigation” and provided evidences proving “that the particular model of that Buk missile belonged to a generation that had been long out of service in the Russian armed forces.”

Chizhov also mentioned that as long as Russia is not involved in the investigation of the MH17 crash, “it is not responsible for accepting or rejecting any outcome.”

Prosecutors in Nieuwegein announced on Wednesday, that they were charging three Russians and a Ukrainian national with murder for their alleged role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

The charges stem from a Dutch-led international investigation which has concluded that the plane was shot down by a Russian-made missile, reportedly on the basis of communications intercepts provided by Ukrainian intelligence services.

Russia has denied all accusations that it was involved in the crash, which resulted in the deaths of all 298 people on board, and has stated that while the Buk missile used to down the Boeing 777 was manufactured in Moscow in 1986, it was subsequently delivered to the Ukrainian Army and never returned.

In a written statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MFA) dismissed the JIT's charges on alleged involvement of Russian servicemen in the MH17 crash and said the investigation was based on ‘unfounded accusations and not facts’.

”Moscow regrets JIT statements on alleged involvement of Russian servicemen in the MH17 crash”, but ”will help the probe on the MH17 crash, so that the truth could be found out and real culprits would be punished,” reads the statement.

The three Russian military officers accused with involvement were named as Oleg Pulatov, Igor Girkin, and Sergey Dubinskiy, with the Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko also being named, and international arrest warrants have been issued for all four men.

The Defence Ministry of the Donetsk People's Republic has denied the allegations that it was involved in the MH17 crash.

A prospective trial date of March 2020 was set by investigators.

Russia does not form part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is made up of police and criminal justice authorities from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
04:41
Elderly rural Japanese reenactment of Beatles' iconic Abbey Road goes viralElderly rural Japanese reenactment of Beatles' iconic Abbey Road goes viral
October 20, 2020 at 06:27 GMT -00:00
03:00
Afghanistan: At least ​15 killed in Jalalabad visa stampedeAfghanistan: At least ​15 killed in Jalalabad visa stampede
October 21, 2020 at 16:38 GMT -00:00
03:14
USA: Tensions flare in NYC as pro-Trump demo disrupted by counter protestersUSA: Tensions flare in NYC as pro-Trump demo disrupted by counter protesters
October 22, 2020 at 03:07 GMT -00:00
01:57
Russian diver has friendly encounter with Beluga whale near Popov IslandRussian diver has friendly encounter with Beluga whale near Popov Island
October 20, 2020 at 21:10 GMT -00:00
01:34
Pakistan: Several killed and injured in explosion at Karachi buildingPakistan: Several killed and injured in explosion at Karachi building
October 21, 2020 at 08:01 GMT -00:00
02:28
France: Thousands attend silent march in honour of murdered teacherFrance: Thousands attend silent march in honour of murdered teacher
October 21, 2020 at 00:18 GMT -00:00
03:20
Syria: Enormous 1,520 kg laurel soap unveiled in Aleppo as historic manufacturer reopensSyria: Enormous 1,520 kg laurel soap unveiled in Aleppo as historic manufacturer reopens
October 20, 2020 at 22:48 GMT -00:00
02:47
Switzerland: UN envoy announces agreements between Libya's warring parties at Geneva talksSwitzerland: UN envoy announces agreements between Libya's warring parties at Geneva talks
October 21, 2020 at 11:00 GMT -00:00
03:22
France: Pantin Muslim community reacts after mosque shut over hate speech targeting PatyFrance: Pantin Muslim community reacts after mosque shut over hate speech targeting Paty
October 20, 2020 at 17:56 GMT -00:00
01:18
Georgia: Armed man takes hostages at bank in Zugdidi Georgia: Armed man takes hostages at bank in Zugdidi
October 21, 2020 at 13:15 GMT -00:00
03:18
Nigeria: Three killed during Abuja End SARS protest as military operation begins *DISTRESSING CONTENT* Nigeria: Three killed during Abuja End SARS protest as military operation begins *DISTRESSING CONTENT*
October 20, 2020 at 22:01 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:36
USA: NASA spacecraft touches surface of asteroid in historic operationUSA: NASA spacecraft touches surface of asteroid in historic operation
October 21, 2020 at 03:43 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:49
Switzerland: UN envoy calls for opening humanitarian corridors, release of detainees in Libya Switzerland: UN envoy calls for opening humanitarian corridors, release of detainees in Libya
October 19, 2020 at 15:49 GMT -00:00
00:48
Georgia: Armoured vehicles, helicopter dispatched in Zugdidi hostage situation Georgia: Armoured vehicles, helicopter dispatched in Zugdidi hostage situation
October 21, 2020 at 18:43 GMT -00:00
01:10
Georgia: Gunman armed with grenade takes three hostages from Zugdidi bank Georgia: Gunman armed with grenade takes three hostages from Zugdidi bank
October 21, 2020 at 22:42 GMT -00:00
04:33
The universe inside an airplane! World's first planetarium aboard Japanese jetThe universe inside an airplane! World's first planetarium aboard Japanese jet
October 19, 2020 at 12:59 GMT -00:00
05:56
89 and still ROLLING! Octogenarian longboarder skates his way around near Vancouver89 and still ROLLING! Octogenarian longboarder skates his way around near Vancouver
October 21, 2020 at 11:27 GMT -00:00
04:30
NAILardo da Vinci! Chinese artist uses thousands of nails to draw stunning portraitsNAILardo da Vinci! Chinese artist uses thousands of nails to draw stunning portraits
October 20, 2020 at 19:01 GMT -00:00
04:29
On a roll - Chinese skating waiters fly to serve customers at Yazhou restaurantOn a roll - Chinese skating waiters fly to serve customers at Yazhou restaurant
October 20, 2020 at 10:53 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:41
Nigeria: Police station set ablaze as protests lead to Lagos curfewNigeria: Police station set ablaze as protests lead to Lagos curfew
October 20, 2020 at 20:19 GMT -00:00
03:01
Spain: Health workers demand better working conditions at Madrid hospital protestSpain: Health workers demand better working conditions at Madrid hospital protest
October 20, 2020 at 15:17 GMT -00:00
02:22
France: Hundreds rally in support of Palestine in ParisFrance: Hundreds rally in support of Palestine in Paris
October 24, 2015 at 03:16 GMT -00:00
01:11
USA: Strong winds reignite CalWood fires in ColoradoUSA: Strong winds reignite CalWood fires in Colorado
October 21, 2020 at 10:36 GMT -00:00
View all videos