US State Sec Kerry says hopes Russia

US State Sec Kerry says hopes Russia and Ukraine can work together on plane probe

Tue 12 Aug 2014 at 09:17


NNA – US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hopes the international community can find a way for Russia and Ukraine to work together to facilitate a formal investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane.

Kerry said that, while the United States had no doubt that Flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, a full investigation was needed to legitimise “whatever steps we are taking down the track”.

“We hope and pray in the next days and weeks, we can find a way for (Ukrainian) President Porochenko and Ukraine to be able to work with Russia,” he told reporters at a briefing in Sydney.–Rueters