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Schulz on the crash of Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 in Ukraine

Commenting on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukrainian territory, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz stated:

“I was shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic crash of the Malaysian airliner which led to the death of so many people.

I send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the national authorities of the affected countries.

The circumstances which led to this crash must be thoroughly investigated and responsibility for this tragedy established. The European Union and its Member States must offer all the necessary expertise to Ukrainian and international authorities to complete the investigation.