MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) - Beijing has urged not to politicize the situation over the crash of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in eastern Ukraine until the investigation is over, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.
“Pending the outcome of the investigation, the parties should not speculate or prejudge, and most importantly we should not artificially politicize [the situation],” Wang Yi said in a statement published on the ministry’s website.
China’s Foreign Minister also welcomed the UN Security Council’s resolution adopted late Monday, which condemns the downing of the passenger plane, and called to implement it.
“The primary focus at the moment is to implement the resolution, in particular, to provide international investigators access to the site of the catastrophe for a fullfledged investigation,” Wang Yi added.
China’s Foreign Ministry urged the parties ot the Ukrainian conflict to resume dialogue, adding that the Boeing crash only proves that an early solution to the crisis is essential to ensure regional peace and stability.
"We urged all Ukrainian parties concerned to cease fire as soon as possible and to conduct dialogue and consultation so as to seek a comprehensive, lasting and balanced political solution," Wang said.
Late Monday, the 15-member UN Security Council unanimously voted in support of a thorough and independent international investigation of the incident. It said in a resolution that it “supports efforts to establish a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident in accordance with international civil aviation guidelines.”
Commenting on the crash last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was vital to abstain from hasty conclusions on the case before the international investigation was over.