Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhenii Yenin has met with representatives of the Joint Investigation Team member states.
"I was glad to meet with Ambassadors and representatives of member states of the Joint Investigation Team which investigates MH17 flight crash (Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia). The unity of our countries is the key to achieving justice and holding all those responsible liable for this terrible tragedy," Yenin posted on Facebook.
The Ukrainian deputy foreign minister drew attention to the decision of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to file a lawsuit against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights.
"This is a very important signal to the relatives of the victims and to the whole world that nothing has been forgotten," Yenin stressed.
On July 16, EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell made a statement on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of MH17 crash, calling on Russia to accept its responsibility and to fully cooperate with efforts to establish accountability.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over conflict-hit Donbas in July 2014. There were 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board. All of them died. The JIT reported that the plane had been shot down from a Buk missile system that belongs to the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade of the Russian Armed Forces stationed in Kursk.
Russia does not plead guilty to the deaths of passengers and crew members.