Poroshenko orders ceasefire around MH17 crash site

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:27 pm IST

Published - July 21, 2014 04:39 pm IST - Kiev

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the Army to abandon all military efforts around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with immediate effect.

“I have ordered the military to cease its operations ... within a 40-kilometre radius of the site of the tragedy,” Mr. Poroshenko said in Kiev, adding that Russian investigators should take part in investigating the crash to ensure “maximum transparency.”

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