Berlin: new accusations against Russia in MH17 aircraft crash are 'very serious'

German Federal Foreign Office spokesperson, Maria Adebar, said that the accusations brought against Russia in the MH17 aircraft crash by the Joint investigation team (JIT) on Thursday are "very serious," reports Deutsche Welle.

The German government once again called on Russia to actively contribute to the investigation into the of MH-17 aircraft crash over the Donbas in 2014.

"Those responsible for this crime, the destruction of MH17 flight aircraft, must be identified and brought to justice, and, of course, Russia should cooperate constructively in the investigation of this crime," she said.

The representative of the German Foreign Ministry recalled that from the very beginning, she supported the activities of the JIT and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166, concerning the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

On Thursday, JIT published records of "wiretaps" between members of a Donetsk People's Republic and Russian handlers. In particular, the record of conversation of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov with the leader of fighters Alexander Borodai was published. Most likely, they were discussing the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.

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