UN approves call for international investigation into Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy
The UN Security Council has approved a resolution calling for an international investigation into the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in Ukraine.
It came after Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said his nation backed the resolution, effectively assuring it would pass.
Diplomats had pressured a reluctant Moscow to approve the Australia-proposed resolution that demands international access to the crash site and a ceasefire around the area.
Of the 298 people aboard flight MH17 when it went down, 37 were Australian.