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NATO Secretary General: Those responsible for MH17 tragedy should be punished
08:44, 29 September 2016
NATO Secretary General: Those responsible for MH17 tragedy should be punished

Stoltenberg welcomed first MH17 investigation results

08:44, 29 September 2016

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the first results of the criminal investigation into the Malaysian Boeing Mh17 crash and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. He stated this in the statement on Wednesday in Brussels.

"A criminal investigation is ongoing and will need the full cooperation of all states, in accordance with resolution 2166 of the UN Security Council, so that justice was done. It is important that investigators could continue independently and thoroughly", NATO Secretary General said.

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Stoltenberg said that the downed MH17 became "a global tragedy that cost the lives of 298 people".

"As agreed with the United Nations Security Council, the perpetrators must be brought to justice", stressed the NATO Secretary General.

International Commission of Inquiry of the tragedy of the Malaysian Boeing MH-17 was to present a report of the rocket launch that brought down the plane and the type of weapon on September 28.

Related: Peskov: MH17 investigation group not to consider information from Russia

As is known, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines that was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was downed over Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. 298 people were aboard; none of the passengers or the crew survived. The Ukrainian investigators who also looked into the tragedy said that the reason of the crash was the missile fired from Russian-made missile launcher Buk; one of such launchers - the same one that presumably hit the airplane - was used by Russian mercenaries in Donetsk region at the time.

Related: Dutch Prosecutor General: 100 suspects in MH17 downing and Buk missile transportation

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