Q. What is France’s response to Russia’s decision to withdraw from consultations with the Netherlands and Australia on the crash of flight MH17?
A. Since 2014, France has repeatedly expressed its complete solidarity with countries that lost citizens in the destruction of MH17, especially Australia and the Netherlands. We have also continuously called for the implementation of Resolution 2166. That is the message that the 27 EU Heads of State and Government collectively wished to emphasize at the European Council. We join our European partners in inviting Russia to honor its international obligations and reverse its decision.