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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Putin and Australia's Abbott discuss probe

Published on Jul 27, 2014 5:56 AM
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (above) on Saturday discussed how an international probe could be set up into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, in which 28 Australians were killed. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW(AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday discussed how an international probe could be set up into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, in which 28 Australians were killed.

The two leaders held a telephone conversation "to exchange their views on aspects of organising an independent and objective international inquiry", the Kremlin said in a statement.

They also stressed the need for compliance with a UN Security Council resolution calling for full access to the crash site and cooperation by all countries with the investigation.

Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky above east Ukraine on July 17 as it was heading from the Netherlands to Malaysia.

 
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