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UN chief Ban Ki-Moon urges full probe of Malaysia plane crash

AFP | Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 05:56

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a full international investigation of the Malaysia Airlines disaster in east Ukraine.

"There is clearly a need for a full, transparent and international investigation," Ban told reporters yesterday. He offered condolences to the victims` families.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, carrying nearly 3;00 people from Amsterdam en route to Kuala Lumpur crashed earlier in rebel-held eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, with Kiev saying it was shot down in a "terrorist" attack.

US officials said it was shot down by a surface-to-air missile but it was unclear who fired the weapon.

Britain has called for a UN-led investigation and is seeking an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

First Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 05:56

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