NEW YORK: Russia said today 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 opposition to the plan, saying: “It’s not a good time and it’s counter-productive.”
Asked whether Russia would push against the proposal, Iliichev responded “yes.”
A day earlier, Malaysia had circulated the draft Security Council resolution.
It says a UN tribunal would guarantee an independent trial for those behind the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane on July 17 last year.
The text, obtained by AFP, calls for …read more