UNSC adopted the resolution for an international probe into MH-17 plane crash

Jul 22, 2014 11:48 IST

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 21 July 2014 adopted a resolution demanding an international probe into the shooting down of Malaysian airplane MH-17 in eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014.

The resolution was adopted by the 15-member UNSC unanimously and it condemned the shooting down of MH-17 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine in the strongest terms. The incident resulted in the tragic loss of 298 lives.

The resolution also demanded that pro-Russia rebels allow unfettered access to the Grabove village, the crash site of Malaysian plane MH17 in eastern Ukraine.

Further, the Council demanded that the armed groups in control of the crash site and the surrounding area refrain from any actions that may compromise the integrity of the crash site.

The Council also demanded that those responsible for this incident to be held to account and that all States cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability.

Council members also insisted on the dignified, respectful and professional treatment and recovery of the bodies of the victims.

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