MH17 crash: Russia has doubts about draft UN resolution

Russia's UN ambassador says his country still has reservations about the Security Council resolution demanding international access to MH17 crash site.

hidden July 21, 2014 09:13:27 IST
MH17 crash: Russia has doubts about draft UN resolution

Canberra, Australia: Russia's UN ambassador says his country still has reservations about the wording of an Australian-proposed Security Council resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine site where Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed.

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says an urgent vote could take place as early as Monday on the resolution, and she expects all 15 council members to support the proposal. But Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Sunday that Moscow is concerned the draft "does not accurately reflect the need for an impartial, international investigation."

MH17 crash Russia has doubts about draft UN resolution

The crash site. Reuters.

He says Russia proposes that the International Civil Aviation Organisation, a UN agency, take the lead. Australia's proposal welcomes ICAO's decision "to send a team to assist" Ukrainian investigators.

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