Greece backs UN resolution demanding access to MH17 crash site

Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos (photo) made it clear on Tuesday that Greece backs a United Nations Security Council resolution passed on Monday which demands that armed groups in eastern Ukraine allow “safe, secure, full and unrestricted access” to the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, killing all 296 people on board.

The 15-member council unanimously adopted the Australian-drafted resolution, which demands those responsible “be held to account and that all states cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability.”

Venizelos called for a “full and immediate” implementation of the resolution.

“We believe there is a unanimous European position, which strengthens the European Union and its ability to play a decisive role in the area,” added the Greek minister, who added that the priority is for respect to be shown to victims and their families.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.