On 17 July 2019, it is five years since the tragic shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, which resulted in deaths of all passengers and crew. For those who lost their loved ones, this has been a time of relentless mourning. The global community is looking forward to bringing the perpetrators to trial.
Latvia reiterates its support for the work of the Joint Investigation Team and welcomes the achieved progress. A full investigation and a fair trial are needed to bring the perpetrators in shooting down the airplane flight MH17 to justice.
In view of the evidence collected by the Joint Investigation Team, we call on the Russian Federation to cooperate fully with the investigation so that the perpetrators can face a fair trial.