MH17: McCully pushes for answers

HAMISH RUTHERFORD
Last updated 12:24 19/07/2014

Relevant offers

Europe

Surveillance software maker Hacking Team gets taste of its own medicine Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive church Man wearing Isis flag 'not breaking UK law' Greece: Banks to stay shut and may run out of money before Eurozone decision Is this confirmation Prince George and Princess Charlotte's nanny is Mary Poppins? Greece, eurozone lawmakers negotiate new bailout proposals Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns, PM to step into role New Zealand businesses should prepare for repercussions of a Greek debt default Remembering the terror attack that shattered London's peace Where next after Greece's No vote?

New Zealand has used a special sitting of the United Nations Security Council to call for a full investigation into the crash of flight MH17.

The New Zealand statement to the council "expressed outrage at the mounting evidence that this tragedy resulted from a surface to air missile strike," Foreign Minister Murray McCully said.

"We also reiterated our calls for the protection of the crash site to allow for a thorough and credible international investigation."

The crash of flight MH17 claimed the lives of 298 passengers and crew members, including one New Zealand citizen and one New Zealand.

Yesterday McCully instructed Mfat officials to call in the most senior representative from the Russian Embassy in Wellington, and to call the Ukrainian Embassy in Canberra.

"Officials used these discussions to clearly convey New Zealand's expectation that all nations will cooperate with an independent international investigation into the crash of MH17," McCully said.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content