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Foreign ministers of five nations mark seventh anniversary of the downing of MH17


Wreckage from the nose section of the MH17 plane is seen near the village of Rozsypne, in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014. — Reuters pic
Wreckage from the nose section of the MH17 plane is seen near the village of Rozsypne, in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014. — Reuters pic

PUTRAJAYA, July 17 ― Today July 17 marks the seventh anniversary of the downing of MH17, resulting in the tragic deaths of 298 passengers and crew members.

The Foreign Ministers of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, whose countries comprise the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the incident issued a Joint Ministerial Statement to mark the seventh anniversary of the tragedy.

The statement was made available to the media here, today by the Malaysian Foreign Ministry.

“Our thoughts remain with those who perished on board, their families and loved ones. While nothing can bring back those who lost their lives, or diminish the anguish and grief suffered by the family members, it is imperative that we remain steadfast in our commitment to pursuing truth, justice and accountability,” the Foreign Ministers said in the joint statement.

They acknowledged the cooperation of their respective investigative agencies and reiterated their full support on the efforts to establish the truth of what happened.

The Foreign Ministers said they have full confidence in the independent, open and impartial criminal proceedings against the alleged perpetrators.

They also reiterated their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the downing of Flight MH17. ― Bernama



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