France, Germany, Britain to press Russia on MH17 investigation

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MH17: Countries urge Russia to cooperate
Paris, July 21: France, Britain and Germany have agreed to urge Russian President Vladimir Putin to get "Ukrainian separatists relief" and grant investigators free and full access to the disaster area of the MH17 flight to accomplish their mission.

The agreement was reached during a telephone discussion held among French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday morning, Xinhua quoted released by the Elysee palace, the French presidential palace.

In case, Russia does not take immediate action, consequences will be discussed by the European Union at the Foreign Affairs Council to be held on Tuesday, it added.

On Thursday, the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed some 80 km from Donetsk city in east Ukraine near the Russian border, killing all 298 on board.

IANS

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