Russia sparks U.N. aviation spat over conflict zone plan

February 4, 2015 12:11 AM

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Russia sparks U.N. aviation spat over conflict zone plan

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Russia clashed with Europe and the United States on Tuesday over the aviation industry's response to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner, calling for a delay in plans to establish a warning system on risks from conflict zones.

A senior Russian official told a gathering of the United Nations' aviation agency that plans for a centralized information-sharing system posed legal risks that could only be addressed by a full meeting of all 191 member states in 2016.

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