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U.S. urges Russia to ensure responsibility of accused of MH17 crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

The U.S. welcomes pressing charges against four people for their role in MH17 crash on July 17, 2014
08:01, 20 June 2019

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The U.S. urge Russia to bring the accused for MH17 crash to justice, as the U.S. State Department reported.

“All the accused were the members of Russia-controlled forces on the East of Ukraine. We urge Russia to respect and follow the resolution No. 2166 of the UN Security Council and provide that all the accused who are in Russia are brought to justice,” Mike Pompeo said.

It was noted that the U.S. welcomes pressing charges against four people for their role in MH17 crash on July 17, 2014.

Related: NATO welcomes announcement of suspects in MH17 case

Pompeo also said that the U.S. fully supports the work of the Dutch authorities and Joint Investigation Group on independent criminal investigation led by the Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that the Prosecutor’s Office of the Netherlands will press charges on MH17 crash in Donbas in June, 2014 against Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Sergiy Dubynsky, Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Kharchenko.

Related: Zelensky comments on conclusions of JIT on MH17

Earlier it was reported that the relatives of MH17 tragedy victims held a protest in the Russian Embassy in the Hague. The protesters urged Russian authorities to accept the responsibility for Boeing 777 crash.

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 another nine countries as well.

Related: Ukraine’s MFA urges Russia to recognize its involvement in MH17 crash

The governments of Australia and the Netherlands officially accused Russia of being behind the disaster.

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