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Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: UK government response

News and travel advice relating to flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine on 17 July 2014.

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Ukraine travel advice

Read updated travel advice relating to Ukraine from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

British nationals who are concerned a friend or relative may be involved in the flight MH17 disaster should contact the Foreign Office on 020 7008 1500.

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Published 18 July 2014
Last updated 30 July 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added link to G7 leaders' statement on Ukraine
  2. Added statement on the Prime Minister's meeting with families.
  3. Added joint call from 28 July.
  4. Added statement on MH17 disaster, and Israel and Gaza from the National Security Council Meeting.
  5. Added statement on the Prime Minister's call with President Putin.
  6. Added link to statement on the flight MH17 disaster: Foreign Secretary's meeting.
  7. Added update on PM calls with Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande.
  8. Added statement on the MH17 disaster investigation and PM calls to other leaders.
  9. Added PM call with President Obama on flight MH17 disaster.
  10. Added government spokesperson statement.
  11. First published.