▲ Up
 
15:18 06-07-2015
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Kerry points finger at Russia over MH17 crash

Bishkek (AKIpress) - john kerry U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, BBC reported.

He called on Russia to take responsibility for the actions of the rebels, saying their handling of the dead had been “grotesque”.

All 298 people on flight MH17 died when it was reportedly hit by a missile.

Russia has been accused of providing the rebels with an anti-aircraft system that was allegedly used in the attack.

Earlier, the remains of up to 196 people were loaded on to refrigerated rail wagons in eastern Ukraine, to be taken to an unknown destination.

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called on pro-Russian separatists not to use the bodies as pawns in their conflict with the Ukrainian authorities.

“There are 298 bodies on that site – their families, their loved ones want them home now,” she said.

John Kerry said the U.S. had seen major military supplies moving into Ukraine from Russia in the last month, including a convoy of armored personnel carriers, tanks and rocket launchers.

Intercepted calls suggested a Russian SA-11 missile system had been transferred to the rebels, and the U.S. had seen a video of a launcher being moved back into Russia after flight MH17 crashed.

“There's enormous amount of evidence that points to the involvement of Russia in providing these systems, training the people on them,” Kerry said on a U.S. TV network.

He also threatened further sanctions on Russia and called on European allies to get tougher with President Putin after the “wake-up call”.

There is still no sign of the fully fledged independent investigation which is being demanded by the international community.

Speaking in Donetsk, the biggest rebel-held city in the east, rebel leader Alexander Borodai said the bodies would remain in Torez until international aviation inspectors arrived.


Twitterfacebookprint
11:19 21.07.2014
LATEST NEWS
15:09 Uzbek border guards claim about legality of use of weapons against Tajik citizens, who violated state border15:06 Kyrgyz government to set one requirements for school uniform14:57 Parliamentarians just voted for presidential suggestion, says MP about pre-term dismissal of Constitutional Chamber judge14:38 Greek finance minister Varoufakis resigns14:25 Bill on 'foreign agents' needed but in revised wording, says SDPK faction14:24 Uzbek Locomotive intends to buy striker of Zenit14:03 Gazprom to reduce gas price for Kyrgyzstan in future, says PM13:49 Government explains decision to sell mobile operator MegaCom with economic reasons13:44 Turkmenistan and WHO to hold events in honor of anniversary of state program "Health"13:30 Rahmon congratulates Obama on Independence Day of U.S.13:13 At least 20 people killed in attacks in Nigeria13:08 President of Uzbekistan appoints First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs12:28 Activists in Uzbekistan propose to restrict number of cars in wedding cortege12:26 Felipe VI of Spain congratulates Nazarbayev on his 75th birthday12:24 Kyrgyzstan may hold its niche in freer trade - Eurasian Commission Minister12:21 Asia Mix KVN team wins at Astana Cup international festival second year in a row12:13 Turkmenistan refuses to participate in Universiade in South Korea because of MERS12:12 Despite provocation of destructive forces, Kyrgyzstan has achieved political stability – MP Tursunbekov12:07 Kyrgyzstan notifies WTO about its right to change tariff obligations for next 3 years11:59 Ten people have drowned in Tajikistan in 1 day: Interior Ministry
Astana
+25° C
Ashgabat
+38° C
Bishkek
+31° C
Dushanbe
+33° C
Tashkent
+34° C
exchange rates
 
69.05
62.15
10.02
1.12
206.85
186.20
30.01
3.34
6.95
6.26
1.01
0.12
2710.18
2512.73
405.44
50.01
3.89
3.50
0.56
0.06

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75