The Kremlin considers the adoption of a PACE resolution on the crash of the Malaysian Boeing absurd

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is not a judicial branch of government and is unlikely to have the right to issue guilty verdicts, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on June 24. Commenting on the resolution adopted the day before on the case of the Malaysian Boeing crash in Ukraine in 2014, Peskov noted the absurdity of such decisions.

In the PACE resolution, the most convincing scenario of a catastrophe is called a hit on Boeing by a missile fired from the Buk complex by Russian-controlled formations. Moscow has previously repeatedly denied such allegations, writes on Friday RIA Novosti. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the allegations of Russia’s involvement in the Boeing crash unfounded, and the investigation was biased and one-sided.

In May the Hague Court postponed the verdict in the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in Ukraine. It is still too early to make any decisions, as there is a lot of work on this case, the authorities said. It was previously planned that the court would issue a verdict against the accused on September 22, 2022. Now we are talking about November 17 or December 15 as possible dates for decisions.

The crash of a passenger Boeing 777 occurred on July 17, 2014 in Ukraine. Then 298 people died, mostly citizens of the Netherlands. The trial in the case started in the Netherlands in March 2021. In December 2021, the prosecutor’s office demanded that the four defendants be sentenced to life terms.

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