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Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Rwanda’s Ambassador Eugene-Richard Gasana, who is presiding over the Security Council in July, presented his condolences in connection with the tragedy.
Jeffrey Feltman, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, said it was outrageous that dozens of children had been onboard of the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines plane.
Prior to the meeting, the United Nations Security Council adopted a statement for the press in which it called for full and thorough investigation into the air crash.
The Security Council members also demanded that the parties in conflict immediately provide access to the crash site for investigators.
"Ukraine's position hampered a statement on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 air crash," a diplomat of one of the delegations told ITAR-TASS on Friday.
"During the session, a Ukrainian representative insisted the statement condemn terrorists, who downed the airliner," the diplomat said.
“Neither Britain or the Netherlands supported Kiev’s stand. Ukraine’s position was backed only by the United States,” he said.
In the statement the OSCE countries express condolences to relatives of the crash air victims.
The organisation calls for giving OSCE observers and international aviation experts access to the crash site. The OSCE also calls for conducting an open and objective investigation, declaring a truce in the region and upholding the Contact Group’s efforts.