Minister Nicholson Comments on UN Tribunal Vote on MH17

July 29, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Russia’s veto against justice for the victims of MH17 is unconscionable. Canada is profoundly disappointed by the outcome of today’s UN Security Council vote on the creation of an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17, 2014, over territory controlled by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.

“Canada regrets that, because of the obstruction of Russia, the families and friends of the 283 passengers and 15 crew members who lost their lives will not see those responsible for this horrific event brought to justice by an international tribunal.

“Canada will continue to support the people of Ukraine and stand with our friends and allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression.”

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