Wednesday, May 27, 2015   

(Flight MH17) China welcomes UN resolution
(07-22 11:36)

Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that Beijing welcomes the recently passed UN resolution on downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, demanding those responsible be held to account. He also called for a ceasefire in Ukraine.
A statement on the foreign ministry's website said Wang made the comments in Caracas on Monday while accompanying president Xi Jinping on a Latin American tour.
Wang called for the International Civil Aviation Organization to be allowed to play a key role in the investigation and said international investigators should be given full access to the crash site.
"We urged all Ukrainian parties concerned to cease fire as soon as possible and conduct dialogue and consultation so as to seek a comprehensive, lasting and balanced political solution," the statement quoted Wang as saying.
Meanwhile a pro-Russian separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has handed over the two black box flight recorders from the plane.
The separatists also announced a ceasefire within a 10-kilometre radius of the crash site.
Earlier, following international pressure, the separatists released a train carrying most of the 298 victims.
The remains will be handed over to the Dutch authorities to be returned home for identification and eventual burial. --RTHK   
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