Early to make statements on causes of crash of Malaysian airliner, says Russian ambassador

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22

By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:

It is too early to make statements on the causes of the crash of the Malaysian airliner in Donetsk, Ukraine, according to Russia's ambassador to Azerbaijan, Vladimir Dorokhin.

"A terrible tragedy in Donetsk resulted in the death of innocent people. International experts should reveal the cause of this tragedy. Currently, it is early to make statements about the causes of the tragedy and about who is guilty. This can only escalate the situation," the ambassador told reporters on July 22.

He went on to add that the process of revealing the causes of the crash has already begun.

"Experts are working at the crash site; the 'black boxes' have been recovered and I hope that we will get a really objective and clear picture of what happened and why this happened. A corresponding statement will be made afterwards," the diplomat stressed.

On July 17, it was reported that the Boeing 777 (MH17) of Malaysia Airlines crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. MH17 was carrying out flights between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur.

At the time of the air disaster there were 298 people on board the plane. All of them died.
On July 21, 31 bodies and 21 body fragments of the plane's passengers were discovered and packed [in body bags] according to standards on the site of the Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777 airliner crash, UNIAN reported.

A total of 282 bodies and 87 body fragments were found at the crash site. Some 251 bodies and 66 body fragments are stored in refrigerated rail cars.

Edited by CN

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