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UN Security Council opens its meeting on Ukraine with minute of silence for Boeing crash

July 18, 2014, 18:45 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
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
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A moment of silence is held in commemoration for victims of flight MH17 at the United Nations Security Council meeting

A moment of silence is held in commemoration for victims of flight MH17 at the United Nations Security Council meeting

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THE UNITED NATIONS, July 18. /ITAR-TASS/. The UN Security Council has opened its meeting on Ukraine with a minute of silence for the Boeing 777 victims.

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.

 

OSCE Standing Committee

The OSCE Standing Committee has postponed a special session on Ukraine indefinitely, an OSCE official said.

"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.

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