Malaysia says Russia trying best to ensure safe route to crash site

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai (C) attends a news conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Saturday he believed Russia was doing its best to ensure a safe route to the site of the downed Flight MH17.

"They are trying their level best to assist Malaysia to ensure we have a safe site," he told reporters.

A Malaysia Airlines official said all airlines make their own threat analysis.

"I believe we did not make a mistake," he said.

(Reporting by Siva Govindasamy; Writing by Nick Macfie)