NEW YORK, July 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will support the UN Security Council resolution if it calls for unbiased investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin said.
"We have been engaged very actively today with the Australian delegation. The Security Council has already pronounced itself in its press statement on the 18th, it said it must be impartial international investigation. That's what we are looking for in the resolution, if this is impartial, international investigation, of course we are going to support it,” Churkin said.
“There are some ambiguities and we need to take care of this ambiguities,” he added.
Churkin confirmed to reporters that Russia has presented its draft resolution to the UN Security Council on the Malaysian plane crash.
Speaking on Australia’s draft on the issue, Churkin said: “The difference is that in our draft it's very clear it is impartial, ICAO led, international investigation."
Russian President Vladimir Putin called Monday for the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in Ukraine to be carried out under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17 near the town of Torez in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, killing 298 people.
Most of the people aboard the flight were Dutch, but there were also victims from many other nations, including Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Philippines.
Kiev has accused independence supporters of downing the Malaysian airliner. Self-defense militia members insist that they have no required technology to shoot a target flying this high.