EU claiming from Russia: Full access to crash area

Germany, France and Great Britain are calling to Russian President Vladimir Putin to allow full access to European experts to the crashing area of Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines that was brought down by a rocket which according to Ukraine, was lunched by pro Russian activists in Lugansk region. In case that Russian Federation will not affect on pro Russian activists in the crashing area to allow the access, the European Union will determine the consequences of such actions” reported DELFI.LT.

The claim for the full access was sent to Russia by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the British Prime Minister David Cameron and the French President Francois Hollande. The leaders decided to claim it after a mutual telephone conference.

The Ukrainian Security Services announced earlier today that the pro Russian activists in the Lugansk region, where the aircraft has crushed,  are hiding the black boxes from the plane.

If Russia did not immediately take the necessary measures, the European Union will determine the consequences of such actions on the conference of European Foreign Ministers, which will be held on Tuesday,” was said in the statement that was directed to President Putin. 

We will remind that in July 17th, Russian saboteurs brought down an airliner Boeing 777 of a Malaysia Airlines. On board were 298 people: 15 crew members and 283 passengers. The most of the victims were citizens of Netherlands (192 people, including people with dual citizenship U.S.), Malaysia (44 people, including 15 crew members), Australia (27 people), Indonesia (12 people), the UK (10 men, one had dual citizenship – South Africa), Germany (four people), Belgium (four people), the Philippines (three people), Canada (one), New Zealand (one).

The Ukrainian President, Peter Porshenko said today that his country has various satellite pictures which are proving that the pro Russian military group in Lugansk are those who are responsible for the tragedy. During the phone call with the French President, Francois Hollande, Porshenko noticed that the responsibility is reclining on the pro Russian activists. The Ukrainian President also mentioned that Ukraine has enough to prove to the world about the responsible to the tragedy even without the black boxes from the plane.

Aleksejus Podpruginas
Aleksejus Podpruginas is The Baltic Review author based in Israel