The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
“Canada supports the Netherlands’s National Prosecutor’s Office announcement today of indictments in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, a civilian aircraft flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014.
“Canada condemns this horrific act, which claimed the lives of 298 crew and passengers, including one Canadian.
“We support the efforts of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), an independent and impartial criminal investigation led by the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine, and have complete confidence in the Dutch criminal justice system.
“We appreciate their tireless efforts to bring justice and accountability for the victims and their families and by doing so, reinforce the rules-based international order.”