Skip to comments.Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating MH17 evidence
Posted on 07/31/2014 2:23:33 AM PDT by McGruff
Kiev authorities may be seeking to destroy evidence which implicates their role in the crash of the Malaysian jet, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said, expressing concerns over the ongoing military operation in E. Ukraine in breach of UN resolution.
According to Churkin, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised a cease-fire in the disaster area,but this promise was immediately broken, while Ukrainian officials have publicly announced a new task to cleanse of the militias and take control of this territory," Churkin said in New York.
Such actions directly violate UN Security Council resolution 2166, which calls for a ceasefire and for thorough and impartial investigation into the Boeing tragedy under the ICAO umbrella, Churkin added.
We fear that Kiev authorities are moved by the intention to destroy evidence, implicating their role in the Malaysian airliner catastrophe, Churkin said.
In order to ensure compliance with the ceasefire resolution and reinforce it, on Monday the Russian delegation to the UN proposed to adopta simple and unambiguous statement to the press.
However, [Russias proposal] was unceremoniously blocked by some members of the Security Council, clearly not interested in strict compliance with resolution 2166, Churkin explained.
Once again urging for a ceasefire in Ukraine, Churkin reminded the Council that the Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia have mobilized considerable resources to investigate the crash.
Russia in the meantime handed over its surveillance data of the disaster area of the Boeing 777 crash.
"We have passed the objective observation data of the disaster area to the international organizations, including the UN and the OSCE. We expect that others will also act concretely and constructively, instead of spreading unsubstantiated accusations and insinuations," said the Russian diplomat.
The Ambassador said that Russia is offering all kinds of assistance to the investigation," highlighting that Russian Civil Aviation Authorities promptly formulated questions that need to be clarified to reveal the full picture of the tragedy."
Malaysian Boeing disaster Russias questions to Ukraine
At the same time, Churkin pointed out that despite the willingness of anti-Kiev forces to cooperate with the efforts of the investigators, as noted by Australia's MH17 special envoy and former Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the investigative team is still having trouble reaching the crash site.
One of the key provisions of the resolution, which was included at the insistence of the Russian delegation, is the requirement to immediately, in the area adjacent to the site of the disaster, cease all military action in order to allow for safety and security during the international investigation. Vicious circle of violence
Churkin reminded that the world hoped that the Berlin Declaration of July 2 would be able to break the vicious circle of violence, but Kiev has shown no mercy since then.
However, in practice the cruelty of Kiev authorities in fighting is going through the roof. Donetsk, Lugansk, Gorlovka and many other localities have undergone massive bombardments, including indiscriminate Grad fire and aerial assaults, Churkin said, pointing out that residential buildings, hospitals and transportation hubs are deliberately being bombed.
In most cases, Churkin pointed out, anti-Kiev forces were nowhere near those objects. He also raised questions about the reported use of ballistic missiles by the Ukrainian military, which is another clear sign of a rampant military escalation. Russia qualifies Kiev's actions as a punitive operation against its own people, the envoy said.
Russia is on the receiving end of the conflict, as hundreds of thousands refugees crossing into the Russian territory, more than 150,000 of whom already officially filed for temporary asylum and Russian citizenship, Churkin said. In the meantime Ukraine continues to shell Russian territory near the border, Churkin reminded.
The priority now, the diplomat said, should be to end the hostilities and to establish a peaceful negotiation process on the basis of the Geneva Declaration of April 17 and the Berlin Declaration of July 2.
1. Admit nothing.
2. Deny everything.
3. If #1 & #2 fail, make counter accusations.
Russia is now employing #3.
Sergeant Schultz is on duty...
As is Gomer Pyle.
Maybe you’d like to explain why the Dutch and Aussies are also blaming Ukraine for preventing them from accessing and securing the crash site
Let me guess—RT tweeted the news?
No dumkopf...Tony Abbott made a statement.
Maybe you’ve heard of him...
That’s not what Abbott said and you know it.
Ukraine needs to cease offensive military action in the area and allow the Dutch/Aussie investigative team to do its job and collect the remaining bodies.
There, there. Show me what the Kremlin said that Abbott said.
Are there any straight faces left over there at Russia Today???
There There — here’s some medicine for your Boo Boo:
Today the Ukrainian military has announced that there will be a day-long pause to its brutal offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country.
The announcement follows a plea from the UN for a truce to allow a stalled probe into the downing of the passenger jet to go ahead.
Military spokesman Olekisy Dmytrashkivsky said that the move was in response to an appeal by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, adding: ‘We have taken a decision not to conduct military operations on this so-called “day of quiet.”’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2711722/The-Russian-soldier-selfie-obsession-prove-Putin-operating-Ukraine-Comms-officer-operates-kit-like-used-MH17-accidentally-reveals-border.html#ixzz393AQq1lb
There — feel better now — sniff sniff
Ukraine acknowledges responsibility for delaying the crash site investigation...finally.
Any word on when it might release the air traffic control tapes?
Russia shoots down plane and then accuses Ukraine of destroying evidence that Russia shot down plane, and the anti-Christ cult cheers.
Why just one day is the question. What are they hiding? I heard it to took the team most of the day just to get to the scene.
Oh now it's Russia who shot down the plane.
No they aren't --
But they are taking away the Russian rebels' excuse.
The rebels are now left without excuse -- except for their landmines of course.
It will only take them one day to see for themselves that the Russians looted the site to remove all SA11 missile parts — but missed some.
"If it doesn't happen today we will try again tomorrow, if it doesn't happen tomorrow we will try again the next day," Abbott said.Ukraine's Fault.
On Tuesday, a group consisting of Dutch and Australian specialists for the third time failed to reach the MH17 crash site near the city of Torez due to ongoing fighting in the region. Tony Abbot expressed concern over the armed conflict around the crash site, adding that its not just the separatists, its the Ukrainian government as well.
Australia's Priority to Access MH17 Crash Site, Not Sanctions Against Russia Abbott, RIA Novosti, July 20, 2014.
oops . . . should be July 30