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NATO, EU urge Russia to recognize its role in MH17 plane crash

Stoltenberg and Mogherini expressed the hope that the guilty in the tragedy will be brought to the responsibility
16:46, 25 May 2018

AFP

Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary-General of the NATO and Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have urged Russia to take responsibility for the crash of the MH17 plane in 2014 and assist in the investigation of the tragedy as the press service of Stoltenberg reported.

'I call on Russia to accept responsibility and fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability, in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166', the message said.

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He also expressed the hope that the guilty in the tragedy will be brought to the responsibility.

Mogherini expressed the same urge to Russia.

'The EU against claims on the complete support of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166 that demands all guilty in MH17 plane crash to be brought to the responsibility', she claimed.

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The EU urges Russia to take the responsibility and completely assist in the investigation of the tragedy to establish the final responsibility.

As we reported the investigators from the Netherlands found another confirmation that MH17 plane was shot down from Russian 'Buk' missile system. Particularly, they got fingerprints from the ammunition.

He added that 'the investigations confirmed that the plane was shot down from 'Buk' transferred from Russia to the uncontrolled territory'.

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As is known, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight MH17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur, when it crashed in the militant-held area of Donetsk region in July 2014. The aircraft carried 298 people; no one survived. Experts found out that the passenger plane was shot down by a missile, fired from Buk, the Russia-made anti-aircraft missile launcher. The weapon was brought to Donbas by pro-Kremlin militants. Moscow has been denying any ties to the disaster.

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