Foreign Ministry Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of the Downing of Flight MH17
17 July 2020 09:08

On this day, when we commemorate the sixth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the death of 298 people of 17 nationalities, our thoughts and condolences are with all those who lost their loved ones.

Ukraine remains fully committed to joint efforts with the JIT partners to bring to justice those responsible for the MH17 downing.

We commend the beginning of criminal proceedings that will inevitably bring to justice those responsible for the downing of MH17, and reiterate our full support to the proceedings led by the Dutch prosecutors.

We are moreover taking steps within the proceedings in the ICJ to hold Russia accountable for the breach of its obligations under the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, which led to the downing of MH17.

Another important step is the decision of the Netherlands to bring the case against Russia in the ECHR in order to hold Russia liable in view of its role in the downing of MH17.

Ukraine calls on Russia to accept its responsibility and adhere to its international obligations, namely under the UN SC Resolution 2166, to cooperate with the ongoing investigation and criminal proceedings.

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