OREANDA-NEWS  Russia is terminating its participation in the proceedings initiated by Australia and the Netherlands in the ICAO Council against the Russian Federation in the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing MH17 in Donbass in 2014, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

"We are ending our participation in this farce. Russia does not recognize the Council's authority to consider the stuffing of Australia and the Netherlands, as well as any decisions that will be made to them in connection with them," the message published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

At the same time, Smolenskaya Square stressed that "Russia remains committed to UN Security Council Resolution 2166 (2014) and the cause of establishing the true causes of the MH17 plane crash, and is open to appropriate work."

The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that "since the ICAO Council refused to conduct an independent investigation of the incident under the auspices of ICAO, the Council now has only the results of a pseudo-investigation received by one of the parties to the proceedings on the table."

"In more than two years, Russia has submitted to ICAO an extensive and convincing evidence base of a factual and legal nature, indicating that our country was not involved in the disaster, and brought this evidence to all member States of the Council. Any of the 193 ICAO member states can now get acquainted with them and draw their own conclusions," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 operating flight MH17 Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) was shot down in the sky over Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board were killed.