Australia, Dutch vow justice for MH17 victims
Published on Aug 12, 2014 3:11 AM
THE HAGUE (AFP) - Australia and The Netherlands on Monday vowed to bring justice to the families of victims of downed flight MH17, despite the search for body parts being halted because of fighting in eastern Ukraine.
"We owe it to the dead, we owe it to the grieving families to bring them (the victims) home and to give them justice," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
"We are not just partners in grief, but partners in demanding justice in the face of this terrible atrocity," Mr Abbott told Dutch Premier Mark Rutte at a press conference in The Hague.
The Australian leader is in The Netherlands for a one-day visit to thank the Dutch government for leading the investigation and to offer condolences to the victims' families.
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