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Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry supports creation of tribunal for culprits of Boeing-777 tragedy

Ukraine supports the creation of an international tribunal under UN Security Council in the case of the Boeing passenger plane hit by pro-Russian rebels in the Donbas.

According to Dmytro Kuleba, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ukraine supports the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing in 2014 in Donbas, Joinfo.ua reports.

"From the point of view of international liability mechanism, the most appropriate model is the creation of the tribunal, whose charter is approved by the UN Security Council. It will ensure interaction between the Tribunal and all countries, as well as recognition of its decisions. At the same time, we do not reject other liability mechanisms, including, within national jurisdiction," he said.

The Ambassador noted that it was not about the immediate perpetrators but also about the organizers and other individuals, who provided any assistance in its commission.

It should be recalled that the Dutch government is initiating the creation of an international tribunal under UN Security Council in the case of the Boeing-777 passenger plane shot down in the Donbas. At the moment, the possibility of creating such a tribunal is discussed by the Netherlands authorities and other European Union countries.

The passenger plane, owned by the Malaysia Airlines, was hit by pro-Russian militants on July 17, 2014 in the occupied part of the Donetsk region of Ukraine. All 298 people, who were on board, died.