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Mogherini: International community should support MH17 investigation
13:35, 29 September 2016
Mogherini: International community should support MH17 investigation

Mogherini stressed that "the MH17 victims, their friends and family deserve an independent, fair and transparent justice"

13:35, 29 September 2016

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High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini called on the international community to support the further course of the investigation of the criminal investigation into the MH17 crash conducted by a joint investigation team. The press service of the European Union to Ukraine reports this.

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"The 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. The JIT's work as regards individual suspects continues; it is crucial that the investigators can complete their work, independently and thoroughly. To ensure that those responsible for the downing of MH17 are held accountable and brought to justice, the criminal investigation needs the continuing support of the international community", she said.

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Mogherini stressed that 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.

"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", she added.

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