Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency says a draft Dutch report into the causes of last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine "raises more questions than it gives answers."
Russian news agencies quoted Rosaviatsiya deputy chief Oleg Storchevoi as saying on July 2 that the agency has “a range of weighty remarks regarding the document, stated arguments, and simply technical data."
Storchevoi expressed hope that Rosaviatsiya’s comments and questions will be reflected and answered in the final report, to be released in October.
The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives of Australia, Britain, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States as controversy continues over who shot down the plane in July 2014, killing all 298 people aboard.
Ukraine and the West suspect it was destroyed by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired by Russian forces or separatists fighting in the area.
Russia has claimed it was downed by a Ukrainian fighter jet.