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Statement on the start of the criminal trial on the downing of Flight MH17
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Statement on the start of the criminal trial on the downing of Flight MH17

 

The Czech Republic welcomes the start of the criminal trial on 9th of March 2020 on the downing of Flight MH17 over the east of Ukraine on 17th July 2014 which caused the death of 298 innocent civilians of 17 different nationalities.

This is an important milestone towards establishing the truth, and achieving justice for the victims of this tragedy and their next of kin, and holding those responsible for the downing Flight MH17 to account.

The Czech Republic expresses its full confidence in the Dutch judiciary and its independence and professionalism of the legal procedures.   

As the criminal investigation of the Join Investigation Team continues, the Czech Republic calls upon on all States, including Russian Federation, to cooperate fully with the investigation, in accordance with UNSC Resolution 2166.

The Czech Republic once again expresses its condolences to the families of the victims.

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