"We accept that you didn't want this to happen, but we now demand that you fully co-operate with the criminal investigation, and if the criminal investigation identifies suspects that you have some influence over, they've got to be produced and justice has got to be done."
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All 298 people aboard MH17 died when the aircraft came down while flying over eastern Ukraine. Kiev and the west have blamed Russian-backed rebels for shooting it down with an advanced surface-to-air missile, while Moscow and the militants have pointed the finger at Ukrainian forces.
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The initial findings by air crash investigators that "high energy objects" penetrated the Boeing 777 from the outside are consistent with the type of damage that would be caused by a surface-to-air missile. But the report stopped short of concluding it was shot down.
Mr Abbott made the comments following confirmation that Australia would invite Mr Putin to the summit, where efforts to boost growth would be discussed amid concerns about the health of the global economy. There had been calls from some Australian politicians and families of victims to bar Mr Putin from attending the summit because of the role played by Russia in backing rebels in eastern Ukraine, who have been blamed for the attack.