UN Security Council calls for accountability, full access to MH17 crash site

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, July 22 unanimously adopted Resolution 2166 that will demand accountability for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, allow full access for investigators and halt military activities in the crash site.

The said resolution “condemns in the strongest terms the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine resulting in the tragic loss of 298 lives.”

UN Security Council, with Resolution 2166, “Demands that those responsible for this incident be held to account and that all States cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability.”

The council reaffirmed “the rules of international law that prohibit acts of violence that pose a threat to the safety of international civil aviation and emphasizing the importance of holding those responsible for violations of these rules to account.”

The Philippines said, through its Ambassador and Permanent Representative to United Nation Libran N. Cabactulan, the country lost “a mother and her two children on the downed flight.”

Philippines is calling “for a full, thorough and independent international investigation, especially in light of reports that it had been caused by a surface-to-air missile.”

“This unspeakable tragedy demands complete closure,” Libran N. Cabactulan said.

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