The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the press service of the Head of State.
Petro Poroshenko expressed his condolences to the Australian people on the anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The President of Ukraine noted that the Ukrainians share the pain and sorrow of everyone who lost their loved ones and relatives because of this terrible crime.
Tony Abbott thanked Petro Poroshenko for his address on the occasion of the tragedy.
The President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Australia discussed in detail the implementation of a joint initiative of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine on the International Criminal Tribunal to prosecute the perpetrators of crimes related to the downing the downing of Flight MH17.
The two parties agreed to closely coordinate this important initiative, including at the level of the foreign ministers.
The leaders of Ukraine and Australia stressed that the international community should demonstrate willingness to respond adequately to the security threats to civil aviation and international peace and strength in general in establishing the International Criminal Tribunal.
The parties shared their views on the de-escalation of tensions in Donbas and discussed Australia’s further assistance to Ukraine.
Earlier it was reported that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte agreed upon the steps to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the Boeing-777 crash.