Russia Rejects MH17 Tribunal Plan as 'Counterproductive'

Russia dismissed calls for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing Flight MH17 in Ukraine, saying Wednesday the proposals were "untimely and counterproductive."
As the world prepared to mark Friday's first anniversary of the disaster, Russia's deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov told his Western counterparts that it was "regrettable" how Moscow's own proposal for an investigation had been "disregarded."
Malaysia has drafted a United Nations Security Council resolution which says a tribunal "would be an effective guarantee for an independent and impartial accountability process. Malaysia is backed by Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine — "



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