Andrei Stepanyuk, the Director of the Moscow office of Bashkir Airlines, denied the possibility of the plane crash above Germany having been prompted by the crew's insufficient knowledge of English.
"It was one of our best-experienced crews," Stepanyuk asserted at a briefing held at Moscow's international Domodedovo airport.
He also told journalists that the jet in question had undergone a complete check the day before the catastrophe, and that it was outfitted with the most advanced equipment. All 12 crew and 57 passengers on board had been insured in accordance with international requirements, he added.
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Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said