Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
July 17, 2021.
On 17 July, we commemorate the seventh anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, when 298 people of 17 different nationalities lost their lives. The European Union continues to feel deep sympathy for all those who lost their loved ones.
The European Union reiterates its full support for all efforts to establish the truth, achieving justice for the 298 victims of the downing of Flight MH17 and their next of kin and holding those responsible to account, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166.
Recalling its previous statements, the European Union takes note of all steps that have been taken in this regard and expects Russia to accept its responsibility and to fully cooperate with efforts to establish accountability including through the trilateral negotiations between Australia, the Netherlands and the Russian Federation with regard to the downing of flight MH17.