President Vladimir Putin has said Russia “absolutely disagrees” with the evidence provided by the MH17 plane crash inquiry.
It comes a day after four men – three of them Russians – were charged over the murder of 298 people on board of Malaysian Airlines flight in 2014.
“There is no evidence of Russia’s fault for the downing of MH17,” Putin said. “Russia has its own explanation of the crash of MH17 but no one is listening to us,” he added.
On Wednesday four Russian-backed separatists became suspects in the shooting-down of the Malaysia Airways flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, when Dutch-led investigators issued international arrest warrants for Russians Igor Girkin, Oleg Pulatov, and Sergei Dubinsky, as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. A total of 298 people were killed when the plane was shot down.