World Bulletin / News Desk
Russia said it will oppose a draft United Nations resolution establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysian Flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine.
Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin claims that such resolution has "no future whatsoever", besides ge is sure that Western countries want to make a political show out of this, which will "only damage efforts to find the guilty parties".
Russia is a veto-wielding permanent member on the 15-member UN Security Council, which would have to approve the plan offered by Malaysia, the Netherlands, Ukraine and other nations involved in a joint investigation of the airline crash.
Ukraine and Western countries accuse Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine of shooting down the plane with a Russian-made missile. But Moscow says it did not supply the rebels with SA-11 Buk anti-aircraft missile systems.
"We should wait for the results of the investigation, and then we can think about how to most effectively approach the legal proceedings," Churkin said.
A final report from investigators is due in October.
President Donald Trump repeated his call, meanwhile, for arming some of America's teachers and claimed the controversial proposal was increasingly drawing support.
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