Statement on the information regarding the crash of the Ukrainian passenger aircraft

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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s statement on the information regarding the crash of the Ukrainian passenger aircraft.

I spoke yesterday with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and this morning with the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in light of the very serious reports that the Ukrainian passenger aircraft may have been shot down by an Iranian missile. We agreed that these reports further increase the need for a swift, complete and transparent investigation.

We agreed that the countries affected need to have the opportunity to contribute their national expertise and be given full insight into the investigation.

We also agreed on the importance of close cooperation between all countries affected.

I also spoke earlier yesterday with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. Ukraine is a key actor in cooperation between the affected countries and we will have close contact with Ukraine during the investigation.

It is crucial now that all parties work towards reducing tensions in the region. My thoughts go to the victims and their families.