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Minister of Foreign Affairs

Linas Linkevičius

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Statement by the MFA on the investigation of the MH17 crash

Created: 2018.05.26 / Updated: 2018.05.29 14:49

Lithuania supports the efforts of the Joint Investigation Team and trusts the independent and impartial investigation into the causes of the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) of 17 July 2014 while it was flying over Ukraine.

The Joint Investigation Team, set up by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, and Ukraine, has concluded that the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a BUK-type missile which was brought there from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Rocket Brigade of the Russian Federation deployed in the vicinity of Kursk.

The perpetrators of the tragic crime must be identified and prosecuted.

We urge the Russian Federation to cooperate with the investigator countries and the Joint Investigation Team.

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