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United States secretary of state John Kerry hopes Russia and Ukraine can work together on plane probe

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 11:24am IST | Place: Sydney | Agency: Reuters

United States Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hopes the international community can find a way for Russia and Ukraine to work together to facilitate a formal investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane.

Kerry said that, while the United States had no doubt that Flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, a full investigation was needed to legitimise "whatever steps we are taking down the track".

"We hope and pray in the next days and weeks, we can find a way for (Ukrainian) President Porochenko and Ukraine to be able to work with Russia," he told reporters at a briefing in Sydney.




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