New York

17 July 2019

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the fifth anniversary of the MH17 tragedy

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General recalls with sadness the 298 victims who lost their lives on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on this tragic day five years ago.

The Secretary-General acknowledges the important work of the independent Joint Investigation Team to establish accountability. He calls on all Member States to fully cooperate with the investigation pursuant to Security Council resolution 2166 (2014) in order to establish the truth and achieve justice for the victims and their families.