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Those responsible for MH17 crash in Ukraine must be called to account - Dutch PM

September 26, 2014, 5:04 UTC+3
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UNITED NATIONS, September 26. /ITAR-TASS/. The Netherlands will spare no effort to see to it that all those responsible for the Malaysian passenger crash in eastern Ukraine be hold answerable, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

He said his country was thankful for the broad support of United Nations Security Council resolution 2166 and stressed that all bodies and personal belonging should be returned, for which ends access to the crash site should be ensured. He pledged that the Dutch government was ready to cooperate with all countries and organizations concerned.

The Boeing 777-200 of the Malaysia Airlines en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17 in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk Region, some 60 kilometres from the Russian border, in the zone of combat operations between the Donetsk self-defense forces and the Ukrainian army. All the passengers and crewmembers onboard the aircraft - 298 people - died. Most of the passengers - 196 people - were Dutch citizens.

In July, the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2166, which provides for a comprehensive independent investigations of the crash in line with the principles and rules of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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