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SC President, Mohammed Loulichki (Morocco) on South Sudan - Security Council Media Stakeout (21 December, 2012)
21 Dec 2012 -  Press Statement of the UN Security Council on the accident of the helicopter employed by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

The members of the Security Council strongly deplored the shooting down in Jonglei state (South Sudan) on December 21, 2012 by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army of an UNMISS MI-8 helicopter performing a reconnaissance flight to the area with four Russian crew members all of whom were confirmed dead.
The members of the Security Council extended their heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew members and to the Government of the Russian Federation.
They stressed that this accident constituted a grave violation of the Status of Forces Agreement of August 8, 2011 and jeopardized the UNMISS operations.
They strongly urged the UNMISS and the Government of South Sudan to conduct a swift and thorough investigation of the accident.
The members of the Security Council also strongly urged the Government of South Sudan to hold those responsible for the accident accountable and take all necessary measures to avoid such tragic accidents in the future.
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