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Russia Vetoes UN Draft Resolution on MH17 Tribunal

Moscow vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution that would have set up an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute those involved in the downing passenger airliner of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The Boeing 777 jet was shot down on July 17, 2014, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, over territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists. All 298 passengers and crew were killed, two-thirds of them Dutch. Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, dismissed as “unacceptable” the draft resolution on the tribunal put forward by Malaysia, Ukraine, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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