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SC/11480

Security Council Press Statement on Malaysian Plane Crash

Security Council Press Statement on Malaysian Plane Crash

 


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda):


The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims, and to the people and Governments of all those killed in the crash in eastern Ukraine on 17 July of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.


The members of the Security Council called for a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident in accordance with the international civil aviation guidelines and for appropriate accountability.


The members of the Security Council further stressed the need for all parties to grant immediate access by investigators to the crash site to determine the cause of the incident.


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