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Federica Mogherini calls all states to assist justice over 2014 downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine

September 29, 2016

The criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine two years ago needs the continuing support of the international community in order to ensure that those responsible are held accountable and brought to justice, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday: “All States that are in a position to assist the investigation and prosecution of those responsible must do so, as demanded by UN Security Council Resolution 2166,” she added.

 

“The tragedy of flight MH17, in which so many lives were lost just over two years ago, remains a constant source of sorrow and sadness for the European Union,” the EU High Representative said in a statement on the interim results of the Joint Investigation Team criminal investigation into the downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane.

 

“Today's interim results of the independent criminal investigation, presented by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), demonstrate that important progress has been made, answering many questions that have borne heavily on those who lost their loved ones on 17 July 2014,” Mogherini said, adding: “The JIT's work as regards individual suspects continues; it is crucial that the investigators can complete their work, independently and thoroughly.”

 

 “The European Union reiterates its full support for the work of the JIT and welcomes the progress made by the countries involved on an effective prosecution mechanism. The victims of MH17, their friends and their families deserve independent, fair and transparent justice to be served,” the statement concluded.(EU Neighbourhood Info)

 

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