"This is the night before our visit to the UN General Assembly. Colleagues are working on the text. I am reading it. You have to be ready for any kind of meeting in New York. Such is the specificity of the event. Next seven days are extremely important. We are going to pay a heavy price for any mistake. I believe in our victory because the truth and facts are at our side. And we have more than enough facts," Klimkin wrote.
Ukraine would also use the General Assembly to secure broad support for an international tribunal to investigate the shooting down of flight MH17 more than 14 months ago, killing all 298 on board.
Evidence were made available soon after the tragedy happenned - the jet was downed by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile, launched from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists. However, Russia and the separatists have rejected such claims and, in July, Russia used its UN Security Council veto to block attempts to establish a UN tribunal. Ukraine is now pushing, instead, for a tribunal formally subordinate to the UN, but organised by the five nations involved in the MH17 criminal investigation team: Malaysia, Australia, Ukraine, Belgium and the Netherlands. Otherwise, Ukraine will pursue prosecutions against Russia in the International Court of Justice.Read also: Terrorists of self-proclaimed Luhansk "republic" ordered UN institutions to leave Luhansk
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