Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister on third anniversary of downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17


July 17, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Today, we remember the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17—and a tragic attack that caused indescribable suffering and exposed the profound human cost of conflict.

“Recently, on July 5, the Joint Investigative Team made up of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine announced its decision to prosecute the suspects in the Netherlands. Canada appreciates the tireless efforts by the investigative team to bring the facts surrounding this tragedy to light. Canada also strongly supports this decision regarding prosecution and will extend its full cooperation to these efforts‎.

“This approach is an effective way of ensuring that those responsible are held accountable in line with international standards. Today, Canada urges other countries to support this effort, which is consistent with the call for accountability and cooperation unanimously adopted in UN Security Council Resolution 2166.”


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