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Plane crash in Ukraine: PACE President offers her condolences

The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Anne Brasseur, has expressed consternation and great sadness following the crash of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft in eastern Ukraine.

“My thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones.  On behalf of the members of the Assembly, I offer my condolences and deepest sympathy to the victims’ families and relatives.

Priority must now be given to conducting a rigorous and transparent international investigation to establish as quickly as possible the full circumstances of this tragedy and to find out who was responsible.”