MOSCOW, July 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that it is vital to abstain from making hasty conclusions and politicized statements before international investigation into the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine is completed.
“It’s important to refrain from making any hasty conclusions and politicized statements till the end [of the investigation],” the Russian leader said in a phone conversation with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Putin stressed that Russia is ready to provide necessary assistance in organizing a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the MH17 crash led by the International Civil Aviation Organization, according to Kremlin press service.
The Russian president and the British prime minister agreed that Ukraine crisis can be resolved only by peaceful means supported by international community.
Earlier in the day, Putin held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The politicians agreed that an end to bloodshed and a soonest peace dialogue is their priority goal in Ukraine.
Late on Thursday, a Malaysia Airlines plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the town of Torez in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region. All 298 people on board, including 85 children and 15 crew members, died in the accident.
Authorities in Kiev lay the blame on independence supporters, whereas the militia insists they do not have the required technology to shoot a target flying this high.