Russia ready to share evidence regarding MH17 crash with international investigation

The Ukrainian soldier who gave evidence on the crash of the Boeing passenger plane over eastern Ukraine is entitled to the witness protection program, IC spokesman Vladimir Markin said
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MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. Russia’s Investigative Committee (IC) is prepared to share newly-discovered evidence regarding last summer’s Malaysian Boeing disaster in Ukraine with the international panel of inquiry, IC spokesman Vladimir Markin has told TASS.

“The Investigative Committee will continue to gather and analyze information about the disaster. If the international panel of inquiry probing into the case is really interested in establishing the truth and if it contacts us, we shall be prepared to share all evidence we have at our disposal,” Markin said.

The Ukrainian soldier who gave evidence on the crash of the Boeing passenger plane (Flight MH17) of Malaysia Airlines over eastern Ukraine is entitled to the witness protection program, Markin told TASS on Wednesday.

“As the witness may be in danger, the investigation is considering the issue of offering him state protection under the witness protection program,” the official said.