Malaysian PM says no sufficient evidence to blame Russia for MH17 crash
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  • 12:00 05 September 2019

Malaysian PM says no sufficient evidence to blame Russia for MH17 crash

There is no sufficient evidence to blame Russia for the 2014 MH17 Malaysian Airlines crash over eastern Ukraine since some of the findings of the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) do not seem "quite right", Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

"Yes, that [Russia's guilt] is our doubt. But I do not have any relatives that were killed there. I do not have any rights to any insurance claims. I am seeing this as an observer from the outside, and some of the findings made [by JIT] did not sound to me and many people in Malaysia as being quite right", Mohamad said.

The minister also noted that present evidence was "insufficient" to identify the responsible party, stressing that it was "very difficult" for him to accept that JIT could really identify who had fired the missile, downing the aircraft.

"I am not doubting their truthfulness. But there are certain things that they claim — it is difficult for us to accept... Identifying the missile – yes. The area where it happened – that can be verified. But identifying the actual firing, by whom [it was performed], that would be very difficult in the usual circumstances", he stressed.

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