Malaysia’s Mahathir says Russia being made a scapegoat for downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
Mahathir said he did not assume the Russians were involved and also that the investigative team’s searchings for were based on “hearsay.”
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad claimed on Thursday Russia is being made a scapegoat for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as well as questioned the neutrality of the investigations into the 2014 calamity.
The global investigative team established to penetrate the collision said on Wednesday three Russians and also one Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 individuals aboard the trip that was rejected over eastern Ukraine.
“I expect everyone to choose the truth,” he stated.
” Even before they analyze, they currently claimed Russia. And now they said they have evidence. It is extremely tough for us to approve that.”
Dutch Chief District attorney Fred Westerbeke stated the suspects were believed to be responsible for bringing a Russian-made missile into eastern Ukraine “to obliterate an airplane.”
” We are miserable because from the starting it was a political issue on how to accuse Russia of the misdeed,” Mahathir informed press reporters at a government event.
The Dutch-led global team named the four suspects as Russians Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Igor Girkin, and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. It said worldwide arrest warrants for the four had been issued.
Russia has said it was sorry for the collision investigation findings and called the murder costs against Russian suspects groundless.
MH17 was flashed of the sky on July 17, 2014, over region held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Every person aboard was eliminated.