In the course of the meeting in Amsterdam, the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands coordinated further joint actions on the investigation of the MH-17 tragedy.
“The relationship between the Netherlands and Ukraine reached higher level after the disastrous tragedy of MH-17 flight. In the very first moment, Ukraine initiated transparent and international investigation of the tragedy. At my suggestion, the Dutch team headed the investigation as representative of the nation, which suffered most from the tragedy,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
The President thanked the entire international team of investigators and expressed hope that the results of independent investigation would demonstrate to the whole world who is responsible for that crime. At the same time, Petro Poroshenko noted that “we understand who is guilty”, but underlined the importance of confirming that in transparent and independent investigation.
The Ukrainian President thanked the Prime Minister for supporting the candidacy of Ukraine during the election of non-permanent members of the United Nations. According to him, Ukraine will now be able to represent, inter alia, victims of the MH-17 tragedy in the UN Security Council “for those who committed this dreadful crime to be convicted”.
“We confirm that we are standing shoulder-to-shoulder in our fight against terror in Paris and other parts of the world. We do not accept any blackmail of terrorists. The message we saw on the streets of Ukraine and on the streets of Paris is that we are not afraid and we are together,” the Head of State noted.