Washington continues to maintain a strong position regarding an investigation of the circumstances surrounding Ukraine's sale of the Kolchuga aircraft tracking system to Iraq. This announcement was made by US Ambassador to Ukraine Carlos Pascual at a press conference in Kiev.
The ambassador strongly denied claims in the Ukrainian and Western press that relations between Kiev and Washington had significantly thawed and that the Kolchuga scandal was forgotten. 'We can't talk of a thaw in relations until the investigation into this matter has been completed,' stressed Pascual. 'It is an open and highly topical issue.'
Some sources suggest that Washington is already setting up a new State Department commission to investigate Ukraine's arms exports.
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