EU leaders urge Russia to admit responsibility for MH17 tragedy

Source : 112 Ukraine

The European Council released respective decree, which insists on Russia's cooperation in sorting out the truth about the disaster
10:59, 29 June 2018


The heads of EU member countries urged the Russian government to admit its responsibility for the MH17 disaster, which occurred in eastern Ukraine in 2014. The respective agreement was reached during the session of the European Council in Brussels, DW wrote.

According to the document, the Council fully supported the respective resolution of the UN Security Council.

'The Council (...) urges the Russian Federation to accept the responsibility, and fully cooperate when it comes to attempts to find out the truth, justice and punish the guilty,' the outlet wrote, quoting the document. 

Previously, the Netherlands and Austria have officially condemned Russia in crashing the MH17 flight. In particular, after the investigators from the Netherlands have found confirmation that the MH17 flight had been shot by Russia.

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Investigation confirms that the plane was shot with Buka, the weapon that got to the uncontrolled territory from Russian side.

The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that Buk missile launcher never crossed the Ukrainian border. In addition, the Ministry claimed that Russia referred the evidence of Ukraine’s involvement in the Boeing disaster to the investigation institution. According to the Russian military, the plane was shot from Ukrainian Buka.

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As we reported earlier, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight number MH17, was destroyed while performing a regular flight from the Netherlands to Malaysia in July 2014. The tragedy took place in the sky over the militant-held section of Donetsk region. All 298 people aboard deceased; most of the victims, 196, were Dutch, but there were citizens of other nine countries as well.

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