The war is already far beyond Ukrainian borders. The consequences of this war have already reached every corner of the world. Terrorists killed about 300 people with a single strike, among them women, children, and citizens of different countries of the world.
I have ordered the Ukrainian Government to establish a National Commission on investigation of the causes of the catastrophe. We have also engaged experts from the International Civil Aviation Organization as well as representatives of the Netherlands, Malaysia and the USA.
Terrorist have already stated their intention to cover their tracks and move a flight data recorder, the so-called black box, to Moscow.
Unfortunately, this tragedy is another proof of global rather than local nature of terrorism. And the external threat to Ukraine is not only our problem; it is a threat to European and global security and in order to counter it we must to join efforts.
After effective actions of the Ukrainian Army, mercenaries and their ‘big brother’ more often and more impudently resort to undisguised military actions against our country. They shell Ukraine from their territory, shoot down planes, and supply professional personnel and state-of-the-art military equipment. The hybrid war is acquiring undeniable features of external aggression.