Today, we commemorate the downing of Flight MH17. Six years ago 298 people of 17 different nationalities including one New Zealand citizen and one New Zealand resident lost their lives during this tragic event. New Zealand expresses its deepest sympathy for all those who lost their loved ones. Me te pōuri tino nui.
 
New Zealand reiterates its full support for all efforts to establish the truth, achieving justice for the victims of the downing of Flight MH17 and their next of kin and holding those responsible to account, in accordance with UNSC-Resolution 2166.

New Zealand reaffirms support for Flight MH17 judicial process - Media release 8 March 2020 (external link)