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UN: Churkin talks Russia's alternative U.N. MH17 resolution01:10

UN: Churkin talks Russia's alternative U.N. MH17 resolution

United Nations, New York City
July 21, 2015 at 21:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, discussed his country's rival United Nations resolution on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster as he gave a statement at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Monday.

Criticising Russia's western "colleagues" for a number of "polemical" statements made on the day, Churkin nonetheless expressed satisfaction with the "results" of the meeting. He slammed the "huge propagandistic pressure" of the world's media in relation to MH17, underlining the importance of the U.N. Security Council to not involve itself in a "political propaganda game."

Churkin underlined the importance of making "real steps" towards conducting the investigation by following Security Council Resolution 2166, which calls for a full, independent investigation into the downing of the flight.

As Russia holds veto power on the Security Council, it is able to veto the new resolution put forward by the Netherlands and Malaysia, which calls for an international tribunal to bring those responsible to justice.

UN: Churkin talks Russia's alternative U.N. MH17 resolution01:10
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Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, discussed his country's rival United Nations resolution on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster as he gave a statement at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Monday.

Criticising Russia's western "colleagues" for a number of "polemical" statements made on the day, Churkin nonetheless expressed satisfaction with the "results" of the meeting. He slammed the "huge propagandistic pressure" of the world's media in relation to MH17, underlining the importance of the U.N. Security Council to not involve itself in a "political propaganda game."

Churkin underlined the importance of making "real steps" towards conducting the investigation by following Security Council Resolution 2166, which calls for a full, independent investigation into the downing of the flight.

As Russia holds veto power on the Security Council, it is able to veto the new resolution put forward by the Netherlands and Malaysia, which calls for an international tribunal to bring those responsible to justice.

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