Klimkin: Ukraine will do everything it can to bring to justice those responsible for the MH17 disaster

The world and families of those killed in the crash of the Boeing-777 MH17 flight, should know who is responsible for the murder of their loved ones, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.

"Could economic and political sanctions compensate for the grief of all those who have lost their loved ones? No, I'm afraid it's impossible. But the Ukrainian government took upon itself an obligation - and we are determined to do everything possible to publicize the truth and bring the perpetrators of this massacre to justice," Klimkin said in a statement on the occasion of the third anniversary of the MH17 crash, which was made public by the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine on Monday.

"We are halfway to our end goal. We want to know who pressed the button, who gave the order, and what was the final chain of orders. The world and families of the 298 dead should know who ultimately is responsible for the murder of their loved ones," the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said.

He points out that the prosecution of persons involved in downing flight MH17 will take place within the judicial system of the Netherlands, but this litigation must have the support of all countries and "people of good will.".

"The evidence needs to be strong, the trial must be objective, and the verdict must be recognized at the international level," Klimkin stressed.

Boeing-777 of Malaysia Airlines, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, by a Buk SAM missile. As a result, 298 people died, mostly residents of the Netherlands.

  MH17, Klimkin, Netherlands

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