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Klimkin Urges UN And ICAO To Develop Preventive Measures Against Possible Threats Facing Civil Aviation

Klimkin Urges UN And ICAO To Develop Preventive Measures Against Possible Threats Facing Civil Aviation

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Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Kilimkin considers it necessary that the United Nations and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) elaborate preventive measures against possible threats facing the civil aviation security.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Kilimkin gave the position in his statement at the UN Security Council ministerial meeting on Aviation Security, according to the transcript of the statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"We believe there is an urgent need for the United Nations and its specialized bodies together with the ICAO to develop preventive measures against possible threats as well as to ensure strict and effective international and national controls on import, export, transfer or retransfer and storage of MANPADS and other missile weapons to mitigate associated potential risks," he said.

Pavlo Kilimkin reminded that on July 17, 2014 the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by terrorists in the sky over the eastern part of Ukraine killing 298 innocent people. "This terrible atrocity is a potent reminder of the gravity of threat to the civil aviation from terrorist groups armed with sophisticated weapons," he said.

He also said that use of explosive devices constitute a significant threat to civil aviation. The foreign minister called on member states of the United Nations to introduce additional security enhancements at the airports, including screening protocols to reduce the risk of explosives or weapons entering premises of being smuggled on board the aircraft by passengers or facility employees.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Ukraine intends to hand to the Netherlands and International Civil Aviation Organization its recommendations to enhance standards of flight security.

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