May 25, 2018 / 12:27 PM / in a month

U.S. calls for Russia to acknowledge role in MH-17 shootdown

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday joined calls for Russia to account for its role in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine.

“It is time for Russia to acknowledge its role in the shooting down of MH-17 and to cease its callous disinformation campaign,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that blamed Russian aggression in Ukraine for more than 10,300 deaths. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu;)

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