Ukraine, Russia and Moscow open investigations into the crash of a terrorist plane. LIVE

Moscow will do everything it can to ensure that those responsible for the Il-76 crash receive the punishment they deserve. Dmitry Polyansky, the first Russian vice president of the UN organization, said this at a meeting of the Security Council. “For our part, we will do everything to ensure that all those responsible for this and other crimes of the Kiev neo-Nazi clique receive a deserved punishment,” warned Polyansky, emphasizing that all data on the incident indicate a premeditated crime on the part of the Kiev police, since the Ukrainian leadership “well knew the route and transportation of soldiers to the place where the exchange would take place.”

At the same time, Kiev's sponsors in the West are also responsible for the tragedy, emphasized Russia's deputy permanent representative. In particular, the United States and Germany could be accused of complicity if it were found that Ukraine had deployed the Patriot or Iris-T air defense systems, Polyansky concluded.