Dutch king tells UN assembly Russia must cooperate with MH17 investigation

King Willem-Alexander told his audience at the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday evening that everyone – including Russia – must cooperate with efforts to find out the truth about the downing of flight MH17.

It is ‘unacceptable for individuals responsible for international crimes to escape their just punishment’, the king said in his speech.

‘In this forum I wish to repeat that, under Security Council resolution 2166, all countries – including Russia – must cooperate fully with efforts to establish the truth about the downing of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014.’

‘The families of the 298 victims,’ the king said, ‘expect justice, and we will not rest until justice is done.’