Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday made an “urgent” appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin not to veto a UN Security Council resolution to try those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine.
The former Russian spy was poisoned in November 2006 by Russian agents Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun, who laced Litvinenko’s tea with the radioactive isotope polonium-210. After Litvinenko’s death, British experts alleged that a considerable amount of radioactive...
The Ukrainian State Border Service said that Ukrainian border guards did not open fire at Russian citizens from the Ukrainian territory near the Krasna Talivka border checkpoint, calling this incident a provocative act.
Russian prosecutors say Savchenko was involved the killing in her capacity as a volunteer in a Ukrainian battalion. They allege she acted as an aerial spotter to help Ukrainian ground forces target the journalists.
But Russian President Vladimir Putin said that efforts to create the United Nations tribunal were premature and counterproductive, since an investigation into what happened, led by the Dutch transportation safety board and due to report in October, is still ongoing.
Mr Horwell said the Met had previously “remained silent” during the inquiry as it did not want to be seen to be having “any influence” over the evidence called. On his deathbed, he blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin – a claim Moscow denies.
As for the July 26 incident involving a KAMAZ truck with weapons which was allegedly detained by Ukrainian border guards the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) called it as being “staged by the Ukrainian security services”.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the failure of the Security Council to adopt a resolution seeking to establish an global tribunal to provide accountability for the downing of flight MH17 is deeply disappointing.