Putin’s hints: Had it not been for Ukraine MH17 would not have fallen (video)

‘It can be said with confidence that had the combat actions in the east of Ukraine not been resumed on June 28, this tragedy would have not happened for sure,’ Russian President Vladimir Putin made a special statement on the issue at Monday night, ITAR-TASS reports.

‘At the same time, nobody should and has the right to use this tragedy for achieving the mercenary political goals,’ Mr Putin said. He added that such developments should ‘not separate, but unite people’.

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‘All the people responsible for the situation in the region should raise their responsibility both before their own people and the peoples of the countries representatives of which have fallen victim to this catastrophe,’ the Russian President said.

“Representatives of Donbas, Donetsk, representatives of the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry and Malaysian experts are already working there today. But this is not enough.’ He stressed the need to send to the catastrophe site to work ‘a full-fledged expert group under the ICAO aegis, the corresponding international commission.’ ‘It is necessary to do everything to ensure its full, absolute security, provide the humanitarian corridors it needs in its work,’ Mr Putin said.

According to him, Moscow for its part would do everything that depends on it to ‘make the conflict in the east of Ukraine transfer from today’s military phase to the discussion phase at the negotiating table by peaceful and exclusively diplomatic means.’

John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, believes that the Ukrainian army did not possess any BUK missile system when the Malaysian airliner was shot down. The Boeing was downed by terrorists who got the BUK from Russia, Reuters quotes Mr Kerry.


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