Ukraine is fully responsible for tragedy of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.
Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July.
Malaysia Airlines said that all European flights operated by the company would be taking alternative routes avoiding the usual route.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said here Saturday that the flight path of the crashed MH17 was set out by the international aviation authorities, approved by Eurocontrol, and used by other airlines.
The Malaysian airliner flight MH-17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard.
A leading UK security expert has said the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine has brought greater international significance to the simmering dispute in the former Soviet republic.