MOSCOW – Russia fought back on Saturday against claims of its involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, instead implying that the government in Kiev might be responsible.
The crash of the Boeing 777 passenger plane, which killed all 298 people on board Thursday, shocked the world and triggered a fierce blame game, with Moscow and Kiev trading accusations.
Russian deputy defence minister Anatoly Antonov went on national television on Saturday to reel off a list of 10 “simple” questions for the Ukrainian government, which he said were key to determining who shot down the Malaysian airline.
“Answers to these questions would allow all of us, not only in Russia but also in the West and the east, in Asia, to try and find an answer to the most important question: what happened in the sky over Ukraine and what we need to do so that this does not happen again,” Antonov said.
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