Polish PM discusses Malaysian plane crash with US Vice President
July 21, 2014
PM Donald Tusk
Polish PM Donald Tusk and US Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke on Friday, agreed that a prompt international investigation with safe and unimpeded access was needed to fully investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
, a White House statement said on Friday.
The two leaders said that Russia was “supplying weapons and training including anti-aircraft weapons to the separatists, with profoundly de-stabilizing consequences, the statement read.
They also agreed that “Russia should immediately and publicly call on the separatists to lay down their weapons and allow full access to the Malaysian Airlines crash site for international and Ukrainian investigators”, according to the statement.
Both leaders reaffirmed that Poland and the United States are “unshakable Allies and strategic partners”, the statement read.
Earlier, at a briefing on Friday, PM Tusk called for "consistent pressure" on pro-Russian separatists and on Russia to stop supporting those "most likely directly responsible" for the "terrible tragedy" of Malaysian jet crash.