EU calls on Russia to take responsibility for MH17 crash

EU calls on Russia to take responsibility for MH17 crash

Russia should take its responsibilities for crash of MH17 passenger flight and cooperate with the investigation.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini announced this on Monday, a Brussels-based Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We call upon Russia to take its responsibilities and contribute to the efforts to establish accountability," Mogherini said.

The European Union has always been fully supportive of the investigation exercise and we, together at 28, reaffirmed our full support to the outcome of this investigation and to the efforts to bring accountability, she noted.

As reported, the Boeing-777 passenger airplane owned by Malaysia Airlines, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down by Russian-backed militants in Donbas in July 2014. There were 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers on board the plane, and all of them died.

May 24, the Joint Investigative Team reported that MH17 flight had been shot down over the occupied territory of Donbas on July 17, 2014 by the Buk anti-aircraft missile system originated from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade stationed in Kursk, the Russian Federation.


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