July 22, 2014 4:45 am

Calls for justice at Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur over downed plane

Malaysian youths hold up placards during a rally outside the Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur on July 22, 2014 in frustration over the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by Pro-Russian separatists. Rebels controlling the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 on July 21 handed over the plane's black boxes, and declared a localised truce to allow international experts full access to the forensic minefield in east Ukraine.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Protesters have marched on Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur, waving placards and demanding justice for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week.

About 100 demonstrators chanted “we want justice” and demanded that authorities catch whoever was responsible for downing the passenger jet in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people.

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The rally was organized by the youth wing of UMNO, Malaysia’s largest political part.

A Russian Embassy official earlier said that staff members had been ordered to stay inside the embassy compound. She did not want to give her name as she was not authorized to speak to the media.

Earlier Tuesday, the Russian ambassador reiterated that Russia had nothing to do with the plane crash and pointed the finger at Ukraine.

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