Anniversary of downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine UK statement

Thank you Mr Chair. This year we marked the 7th anniversary of the downing of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine and the loss of 298 people from 17 countries, including 10 British nationals. The United Kingdom expresses its deepest condolences to all those who lost their loved ones.

The United Kingdom reiterates its full support for the efforts over seven years to pursue truth, justice and accountability. To provide answers for the next of kin.

The Dutch trial has entered the final stage and we look forward to its conclusion. We continue to support the work of the Joint Investigation Team and commend its painstaking dedication.

The United Kingdom supports the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Australia in their call for the Russian Federation to accept State responsibility and to cooperate fully with all efforts to establish accountability, in accordance with UNSC Resolution 2166.

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