Ukraine – Flight MH 17 (7 July 2017)

France has taken note of the decision by the joint investigation team (Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine) to assign responsibility for the prosecution of those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 in July 2014 to a Dutch court.

We reaffirm our support for the efforts of the countries concerned to ensure that an independent and impartial investigation can be held and that the perpetrators are prosecuted in accordance with UNSCR 2166.

France expresses its full confidence in the Dutch authorities in their ability to implement the appropriate national and international procedures to that end.

Three years after this tragedy, France assures the victims’ families of its wholehearted solidarity and remains more committed than ever to establishing the facts.

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