NEW YORK: Russia said Thursday it will oppose a draft UN resolution circulated by Malaysia on establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine.
Deputy UN Ambassador Petr Iliichev confirmed Moscow’s hostility to the plan, telling reporters: “It’s not a good time and it’s counterproductive.”
Asked whether Russia would push against the proposal, Iliichev responded “yes.”
A day earlier, Malaysia had circulated the draft Security Council resolution on setting up the tribunal and meetings were held with Russia and China to gauge the level of support.
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Source: Free Malaysia Today