17 Jul 2015

McCully remembers victims of MH17

7:28 pm on 17 July 2015

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the thoughts of all New Zealanders are with the victims of the MH17 tragedy and their families on the first anniversary of the jetliner's crash in Ukraine.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site.

The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site. Photo: AFP

The downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight by a missile cost 298 lives, including a New Zealand citizen and a New Zealand resident.

Mr McCully paid tribute to the New Zealand police who provided help with identification of victims at the crash site, and the repatriation of the bodies.

He said this country had also been at the forefront of calls for a thorough investigation into the incident.

180714. Photo RNZ. Foreign Minister Murray McCully talking with media about the Mayalsia Airlines MH17 flight.

Murray McCully Photo: RNZ