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Statement by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers on the Malaysia Airlines plane crash

Committee of Ministers

Strasbourg 21 July 2014
Elmar Mammadyarov, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers

“I have been shocked by the crash of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft in Eastern Ukraine. On behalf of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of all the victims. I call on those concerned to facilitate the rapid repatriation of the victims’ bodies out of respect for them and their loved ones. I join the appeal that a thorough, independent and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding this tragedy should be carried out promptly.”