: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Putin: UN Tribunal on MH17 Downing Premature


Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday calls for a U.N. tribunal to be set up to prosecute suspects in the downing of a Malaysian airliner in a rebel-held part of Ukraine were counterproductive and premature.

Putin made his comments in a phone call with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte before Friday’s first anniversary of the incident in which all 298 aboard were killed, many of them Dutch.

Rutte has said a U.N. tribunal would give “the best guarantee of cooperation from all countries” in seeking justice for the families of the victims. Russia disputes accusations that pro-Russian separatists fighting government forces …read more

Source: Voice of America

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