USOSCE Marks the One Year Anniversary of the Downing of Flight MH17

PRESS RELEASE | July 17, 2015

Today marks the one year anniversary since the tragic deaths of 298 innocent lives – passengers, crew, men, women, children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers – on board Malaysian Air flight 17 when it was shot down over separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine.

Our sympathy and thoughts remain with the families and friends of the MH-17 victims.

The United States looks forward to the final report of the Dutch-led investigation into the causes of the destruction of MH17, due out later this year.

Each death in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis – whether on the flight or on the ground, military or civilian – is a senseless tragedy. We owe it to the survivors of all who have been killed to support the immediate ceasefire and the other provisions of the Minsk agreements.

Anything less is to sully the memory of the departed.


For further information please contact:
U.S. Mission to the OSCE
Kathy Eagen, Public Affairs Counselor