Malaysia says Russia trying best to ensure safe route to crash site

KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:38am EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 (Reuters) - Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Saturday he believed Russia was doing its best to ensure a safe route to the site of the downed Flight MH17.

"They are trying their level best to assist Malaysia to ensure we have a safe site," he told reporters.

A Malaysia Airlines official said all airlines make their own threat analysis.

"I believe we did not make a mistake," he said. (Reporting by Siva Govindasamy; Writing by Nick Macfie)