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Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH-17 with the registration number 9M-MRD flies over Poland from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in this April 12, 2012 photo. The Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. REUTERS/Tomasz Bartkowiak


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss the issue of the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine in 2014 with visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak this week, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said on Tuesday.

"Should Malaysian representatives wish to discuss the topic of the Boeing, we certainly will also be ready to discuss it," Ushakov said. Razak will attend an ASEAN summit in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Alexander Winning)


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