Australia pressures Russia to back strong UN response to MH17 attack | Asia Pacific

Australia pressures Russia to back strong UN response to MH17 attack

Australia pressures Russia to back strong UN response to MH17 attack

Updated 21 July 2014, 12:22 AEST

As European investigators continue to negotiate free access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine, the UN Security Council is considering a resolution drafted by Australia to condemn the downing of the plane and for regional powers to cooperate with an international investigation.

Almost 300 people died in the crash last Thursday, including dozens of Australian residents.

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in the United States, and before heading for New York, met with the heads of US intelligence agencies in Washington.

Speaking to reporters, Ms Bishop said Australia wanted the strongest possible resolution put before the Security Council.

Speaker: Julie Bishop, Australia's Foreign Minister

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