The briefing of spokeswoman Maria Zakharova of the Russian Foreign Ministry at March 31 again discussed MH17. I will show the Tweets send by the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Twitter account.
The transcript is available here.
The statements. My comment in the quote field.
It has been reported that the US has refused to provide satellite photos to the father of a
#MH17 crash victim
That is correct. Minister of Foreign Affairs responded to the letter of next of kin. He did not answer requests to hand over satellite and radar data. (more info)
The US classified information on
#MH17 immediately after the tragedy and said it won’t share it with anyone, including families
Nonsense. The Dutch prosecutor stated it received classified data from the US.
We strongly suspect that Washington knows who downed the
#MH17 flight but won’t reveal the truth
Very likely US is aware what vehicle shot down MH17 and its location.
Unlike the US, Russia promptly provided all radar data recorded before and on the day of the
#MH17 crash to Dutch Safety Board
I do not know exactly what radar data US has. Kerry indeed talked about ‘we saw the aircraft disappear from radar screens’. Mind Russia did not hand over raw primary and raw secondary radar data. Just a recording at the glass with a blend of primary and secondary data.
Russian experts were ready to join the
#MH17 technical investigation at any time, but their offer was rejected
More nonsense. Representatives of Rosaviatsiya and Almaz Antey joined sessions organized by the Dutch Safety Board. I have no reason to doubt the DSB final report which clearly states the parties who attended severall meetings.
We again call for an independent investigation into the
#MH17 disaster and for the perpetrators to be punished without fail