On Saturday, Iraqi ambassador to Russia Abbas Khalaf told journalists that the Iraqi embassy in Moscow had received about 10,000 applications from Russians eager to go to Iraq to take part in the "Live Shield" operation.
The Ambassador stressed that Baghdad highly valued the consistent policy of the Russian leadership in respect of the Iraqi problem and the position of Russian society in general which expressed its solidarity with the Iraqi people.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part