Statement by the NATO Secretary General on MH17 criminal trial

  • 06 Mar. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 06 Mar. 2020 17:45

I welcome the start of the criminal trial for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. This trial is an important milestone in the efforts to ensure justice for the 298 victims and their families.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

I welcome the commitment of the Joint Investigation Team to establish the facts of the case and I have full confidence in the independence and professionalism of the Dutch legal system. It remains essential to establish truth, accountability and justice for the downing of flight MH17, in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166. All countries have a responsibility to fully cooperate with these efforts.