"US officials told media that they concluded the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. Investigations are under way to figure out what happened to the plane. "
Moscow, July 19 - Russia is not going to take away the black boxes from the crash site of the Malaysian plane in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

We are not going to take away these boxes, nor to violate the rules with regard to this sort of cases within the international community, Xinhua quoted the Russian foreign minister as saying in an interview.

This is the sphere of activity for the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), for the countries that are directly involved: the Netherlands, Malaysia and the ones whose nationals were on board, as well as Ukraine, of course, he said.

There is still no official confirmation on whether the flight recorders have been found or not, nor about their possible whereabouts.

The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) said Friday the flight recorders, once found, should be handed over to the international investigative commission organised under the aegis of the ICAO.

A Malaysian flight with 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border.

US officials told media that they concluded the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. Investigations are under way to figure out what happened to the plane.

US President Barack Obama and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stressed during their phone conversation Thursday that evidence from the crash of Malaysian airliner must stay in Ukraine before it is investigated.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002389391
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Europe


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.