Russia wants Ukraine to provide records of negotiations between the air traffic controllers and the pilots of the Malaysian “Boeing”, which crashed in the Donetsk region. This was reported on Tuesday, August 19, by the ITAR-TASS agency referring to Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin.
The question of negotiations, according to the diplomat, was raised at a meeting of the Security Council devoted to the course of the investigation of the crash in eastern Ukraine. Churkin called on UN Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, who on Tuesday will go to Kiev, to learn how Ukrainian authorities cooperate with international experts.
“The first thing that comes to mind is that they have to provide records of communication of their air traffic controllers to be able to understand why the Malaysian airplane was sent to the conflict zone,” – said Churkin.
Earlier Monday, Churkin said that Russia will request the UN Security Council for a report on the investigation of the crash of a Malaysian “Boeing-777”. On the same day, the Security Council held a closed hearing by UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Tarranko about the investigation of the airliner disaster. The diplomat said that the preliminary report of international experts will be published before the end of August.