Response to Sunday Times article of 7 December 2014

8 December 2014

Brussels, Belgium - With regard to the story published in the Sunday Times on 7 December 2014 regarding the downing of MH17, EUROCONTROL has the following statement to make:

“Decisions about opening or closing national airspace are solely the responsibility of national authorities and, as it is not EUROCONTROL’s mandate to advise them in this regard, we would not have made such a recommendation.”