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Foreign Secretary condemns attack on Ukrainian plane

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Foreign Secretary condemns attack on Ukrainian military transport plane and offers condolences to those affected.

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Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

I condemn the attack on a Ukrainian military transport plane over the city of Luhansk which has reportedly resulted in the loss of life of a large number of Ukrainian military personnel. I offer my sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of those affected.

This tragic incident underlines once again the urgency and importance of Russia taking further measures to prevent the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine, including by stopping support and the supply of arms for separatist groups.

The international community stands ready to impose further sanctions if Russia continues to provoke instability in Ukraine.

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Published 14 June 2014