You are here

Estonia and other European Union members of the UN Security Council call on Russia to cooperate with the MH17 investigation

8. April 2020 - 20:03

Today 8 April, discussing other business and at Russia’s initiative, the UN Security Council covered the investigation into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 . On the initiative of Estonia, European Union member states currently on the UN Security Council and Poland made a joint statement condemning Russia’s lack of full cooperation with the independent investigation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) so far.

“It is unfortunate that instead of meeting its obligations in accordance with the UNSC Resolution 2166, the Russian authorities are undermining the independent and transparent investigation process. 298 innocent people lost their lives in the MH17 tragedy and at the very least, their families deserve justice. It is crucial to bring those responsible for this crime to justice,” Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said.

In their statement, the European Union members of the Security Council and Poland said that the criminal procedure that began on 9 March in the Netherlands is an important milestone in establishing the truth. “We welcome the legal proceedings of the Dutch judiciary, which are based on the work of the Joint Investigation Team, and we express our full confidence in their independence, impartiality and professionalism,” the statement reads. 

In his statement, the Estonian Ambassador to the UN Sven Jürgenson underscored the need to establish a complete ceasefire in Ukraine. “The downing of flight MH17 reminds us how an armed conflict can impact anyone in the world. This is why the international community must take a stronger stance against Russia’s ongoing and systematic violation of international law in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.,” the ambassador said.

Read the full statement of Estonia, France, Germany, Belgium and Poland (EU5): https://un.mfa.ee/stakeout-by-belgium-estonia-france-germany-and-poland-...
Read Estonia’s statement: https://un.mfa.ee/statement-at-the-un-security-council-on/

Additional information:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
press@mfa.ee

Veel uudiseid samal teemal

03.07.2020|Foreign Ministry

At the UN Security Council pandemic debate Reinsalu called for compliance with the COVID-19 resolution

Yesterday 2 July, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the UN Security Council’s open debate on pandemics and security.

01.06.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia completes its first UN Security Council presidency

Today 1 June, Estonia is passing the UN Security Council presidency baton to France.

About Estonia

Get closer acquainted with Estonia, coming here for a visit, studies, business or investments!

Official Estonian Gateway

Get closer acquainted with Estonia and see what are the most important facts and main areas of activity here.

Digital Society

Estonia has
transformed itself into
one of Europe’s business success stories of the last decade, mainly thanks to the sophisticated e-solutions available here.