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 Russia’s veto of the UN SC resolution to establish MH17 tribunal is outrageous, Australian PM says

The decision of the Russian Federation to veto the draft resolution to establish an international tribunal into the downing of flight MH17 reinforces concerns Russia is protecting the perpetrators and continuing to assault the sovereignty of Ukraine.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stated commenting on yesterday's meeting of the UN Security Council, Censor.NET reports citing Business Insider Australia.

In response to the failed motion, Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott joined foreign minister Julie Bishop in criticising Russia's decision, which is a big step back in the process of achieving justice for the families of those killed on the flight on July 17, 2014.

Read more: Russia's veto on UN MH17 investigation resolution is an 'affront to the memory' of victims, - Australian Foreign Minister

"By its actions today, Russia has shown complete disregard for the families' right to know who was responsible and to see these criminals face justice," he said.

 
 
 
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