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 King of the Netherlands promises those responsible for MH17 air disaster to be held accountable

The Netherlands intend to contribute to soonest prosecution of those responsible for the crash of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander said when delivering his speech in the course of the 70th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations general debate, Censor.NET reports.

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"A key feature of a legal order is the absence of impunity. Violence must never be allowed to prevail. Lawlessness must never become the norm… Hundreds of families from ten countries, including Malaysia, Australia and the Netherlands, still grieve every day for the loved ones they lost in the MH17 air disaster. They await the results of Security Council resolution 2166. That resolution is clear: it demands that those responsible for this incident be held to account and that all States cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability," he said

According to him, the Dutch government will work tirelessly until justice is done with regard to this tragedy.

The King also noted that he supports the French initiative to restraint the use of vetoes by the United Nations Security Council permanent members.

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