MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier this month, media reported that large debris washed up on the Maldivian shores had been sent to Malaysia for analysis.
"My team has witnessed the debris and most of them are negative. They are not related to MH370 and not even plane material," the minister said as quoted by the Asia One portal.
Based on analysis of aircraft performance data, experts suspected the plane had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
In early August, a movable part of a plane’s wing was found on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The fragment was sent to Toulouse, France, to be investigated further by French and Malaysian experts.