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Published on June 16, 2014
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, June 14, 2014

France condemns the attack perpetrated this morning on a Ukrainian military transport plane in Lugansk, eastern Ukraine, which has reportedly claimed at least 49 lives.

It extends its condolences to the victims’ families and expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian authorities and people. Full light will have to be shed on this criminal act, whose perpetrators will have to be identified and prosecuted.

France calls on all the parties involved to engage in dialogue without delay in order to achieve stabilization in eastern Ukraine./.