Speaking at the UN Security Council’s session in New York on Friday, Timmermans said nothing would obstruct the completion of the investigation even the inability to conduct it at the site of the crash in Ukraine’s southeast.
The top Dutch diplomat also said that the investigation into the crash is independent and no other party has the power to influence it.
Last week Alexander Lukashevich, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said it seemed that the international commission investigating the crash of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine had been intentionally dragging out the investigation as a result of pressure from some Western powers.
“We point out that the process of the [report’s] publication and the process itself is delayed on purpose by the international commission,” Lukashevich said. “The presented report does not hold any convincing information on the circumstances of the airliner’s crash and the most important expertize was not conducted.”
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