Home > News > Nation
Sunday July 20, 2014 MYT 3:23:00 PM
Sunday July 20, 2014 MYT 3:36:47 PM
DONETSK (Ukraine): A top Ukrainian rebel leader said on Sunday that the pro-Russian fighters will guarantee the safety of international monitors at the Malaysian jet's crash site if Kiev agrees to a truce.
"We declare that we will guarantee the safety of international experts on the scene as soon as Kiev concludes a ceasefire agreement," the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic's deputy premier Andrei Purgin said in a statement.
He urged Kiev to "immediately conclude such an agreement" with the rebels.
Failure to do so would give the impression that the government is made up of "dangerous lunatics, bloodthirsty maniacs (who are) dangerous not only for the residents of Donbass but also for the world community", Purgin warned.
Purgin's statement came as the international community piled pressure on Russia to get the Moscow-backed rebels to grant investigators full access to the crash site of the Malaysian MH17 jet. - AFP
More on MH17
Tags / Keywords:
MH17 crash, Ukraine, MAS, Anifah
MH17: Rebels claim Kiev now controls part of crash site
MH17 crash: Kiev says rebels trying to destroy evidence ‘with Russian support’
MH17: Bombs explode as Dutch, Australian experts finally reach crash site
MH17: Malaysia demands unrestricted access to crash site
MH17: International probe to begin at crash site
Son: Ani a cool but strict dad
Instagram removes New York cop-killer’s account
Palanivel calls protesters troublemakers, downplays incident
Access to popular porn website blocked
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
St Tropez’s siren call
Reshape your face without surgery
Doggy wearable Voyce to ship soon
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)