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UN SC unanimously adopts resolution on Boeing crash in eastern Ukraine

July 21, 2014, 22:56 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
The document was supported by all 15 members of the Security Council, including Russia
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UNITED NATIONS, July 21 (Itar-Tass) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution on the July 17 Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 passenger plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

The document was supported by all 15 members of the Security Council, including Russia.

The Security Council called for an immediate end to all armed hostilities in the crash area and urged the militiamen in eastern Ukraine to secure the crash site and give the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission access to it.

It also called for bringing to justice all persons responsible for the accident.

The resolution condemns in the strongest possible terms the actions that had caused the plane to be shot down and called for a through and independent investigation of the accident in accordance the international civil aviation guidelines.

The plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region on July 17. All of the 298 people aboard died.

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