"Now, in the case of MH17, the Ukrainian authorities had advised that no aircraft should fly below FL 320, but unfortunately that was in error and we all know that MH17 was above that flight level when it was hit. So, the argument will be that Ukraine had fulfilled its obligations by making a security assessment, but got it wrong," Desmond Ross stressed.
On Thursday, Russia's civil aviation regulator Rosaviatsia posted a letter sent by its deputy head Oleg Storchevoy to the Dutch Safety Board (DSB), pointing at some unsubstantiated and inaccurate data in the Dutch investigative report.
According to the DSB, the crash of flight MH17 in July, 2014 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a Buk missile system.
Flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, when it was downed. The crash claimed the lives of 298 people. The DSB initiated the international investigation into the incident, since most of the victims were Dutch citizens.