12:25 29.09.2015

Dutch king promises that those responsible for MH17 disaster will be brought to justice

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Dutch king promises that those responsible for MH17 disaster will be brought to justice

The Netherlands intends to contribute to the expeditious prosecution of those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands made this pledge while giving a speech at the 70th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

"A key feature of legal order is the absence of impunity. Violence must never be allowed to prevail. Lawlessness must never become the norm… Hundreds of families from ten countries, including Malaysia, Australia, and the Netherlands, still grieve every day for the loved ones they lost in the MH17 air disaster. They await the results of Security Council resolution 2166. That resolution is clear: it demands that those responsible for this incident be held to account and that all States [must] cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability," he said.

According to him, the Dutch government will work tirelessly to ensure that justice is done.

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