22:35 21.07.2014

UN Security Council unanimously passes resolution on Malaysian jet crash in Ukraine's east

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UN Security Council unanimously passes resolution on Malaysian jet crash in Ukraine's east

The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft in Ukraine's east.

The draft resolution was tabled by Australia. The document includes excerpts prepared by Russia.

As reported, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed near the village of Hrabove, Shakhtarsk district, Donetsk region, on July 17. There were 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers on board the plane. They all died.

According to the airlines, the victims list includes 192 Dutch nationals, one of them being also a U.S. citizen, 44 Malaysian citizens, among them 15 crewmembers, 27 Australians, 12 citizens of Indonesia, ten Britons, one of them being also a South African, as well as four Germans, four Belgians, three Filipinos, one Canadian, and one citizen of New Zealand.

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