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Russia Appeals For New MH17 Probe

Russia has appealed to the International Civil Aviation Organization to open a new probe into last year's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.

Oleg Storchevoi, deputy chief of the Russian Aviation Agency, made the comment during a press conference in Moscow on October 14.

The Boeing 777 crashed on July 17, 2014, in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

The Dutch Safety Board said in its final report released on October 13 that the jet was destroyed by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile. Two-thirds of the victims in the crash were Dutch.

The probe did not say who had fired the missile, but it identified an area of 320 square kilometers from where it said the launch must have taken place.

At the time of the attack, that land was mostly under the control of the pro-Russia rebels.

Storchevoi hinted that Russia believes that some of the evidence has been faked.

Speaking in Donetsk, rebel leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko denied any involvement in the crash.

Based on reporting by TASS, Interfax, and AP