Britain called on Russia to recognize its responsibility for the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, according to the statement of the Head of the Great Britain Foreign Office Jeremy Hunt, published on the website of the government to the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.
In his statement Hunt recalled that the plane was downed with the Buk complex, which belonged to the 53rd Air Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
"Thanks to the painstaking work of the Joint Investigation Team over the past 4 years, we now know that MH17 was shot down by a Russian Buk-type missile, belonging to the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Military Brigade of the Russian army which was launched from an area held by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. This is another example of the Russian Federation’s disregard for human life and the rules based international system and Russia must answer for its actions," reads the statement.
At the same time, Great Britain supports Australia and the Netherlands, which earlier also called on the Russian Federation to recognize responsibility for the crash.
July 17, on the day of the anniversary of the of MH17 tragedy President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that it is Russia that should be held responsible for what happened. He noted that Ukraine will continue to provide all necessary assistance in the investigation of the tragedy.
QHA reported that on May 25, 2018, the Netherlands and Australia formally accused Russia of being involved in the tragedy of MH17 in 2014. They called on Russia to recognize its responsibility for the attack.