HONOLULU – U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) condemned the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet flying over Ukraine, and expressed her support for a multi-national investigation into the attack and swift punishment for the attackers.
“From what we now know, it appears that the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet flying over Ukraine was an indefensible act of violence, perpetrated by cowards against defenseless civilians,” Hanabusa said. “Targeting a civilian aircraft is unconscionable and violates every standard of honorable behavior, regardless of the conflict on the ground. I believe that an attack of this nature calls for a multi-national task force to determine, in a transparent way, what occurred and who is responsible. It is also incumbent on all civilized nations to agree on and mete out swift, effective justice on those responsible, whatever their nationalities or allegiances.”