Photo taken on July 18, 2014 shows the debris at the crash site of MH17 of Malaysian Airlines near the city of Shakhtarsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk region
The BRICS Post
20 July 2014
Even as Britain accused Moscow of “sponsored terrorism”, Russia has called on Kiev and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine to give global experts access to the crash site of Malaysian Airlines fight MH17 to facilitate their investigation.
“The Russian side appeals to both sides of the Ukrainian conflict, urging them to do everything possible to enable access for international experts to the airplane crash area in order to take action necessary for the investigation,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Pressure is mounting on Russia as worldwide outrage grows over downing of the aircraft. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned Russia of further severe sanctions even as he charged European leaders of failing to “face up” to Putin.
Also on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed at a phone conversation that there should be a “careful and unbiased investigation of all the circumstances” of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine and that it should be investigated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).