UN Council condemns MH17 downing, demands crash site access

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jul 22 2014 05:12 AM | Updated as of Jul 22 2014 01:12 PM

UNITED NATIONS - With the backing of Russia, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and demanding crash site access in rebel-held east Ukraine.

Australia took the lead in drafting the resolution that was adopted after some changes were made to satisfy Moscow.

The measure called for a full, independent international investigation of the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster and demanded that those responsible face justice.

"We must have answers. We must have justice," Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told the 15-member Council.