"There is a huge amount of evidence, even more than I have listed (in the studio - Ed.), proving the involvement of Russia in the transfer of these Systems (anti-aircraft missile systems - Ed.) and training terrorists to use them. We know that the insurgents have shot down 12 aircrafts in the last several months including two transport aircrafts," the Secretary of State said.
Kerry said that the separatists have close liaison with Russia, which may influence them. "We need Russia to become part of the solution of this issue rather than part of the problem," the head of the U.S. State Department said.
He stressed the need to conduct a full investigation concerning the downed plane with the participation of international investigators, qualified personnel and "people who can gather all the evidence together and draw the appropriate conclusions."
Kerry stressed that while the evidence is sufficient the investigators however need full access to the crash site to conduct a thorough investigation.