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UN aviation council votes to hear MH17 case against Russia

FILE PHOTO: Lawyers attend the judges' inspection of the reconstruction of the MH17 wreckage, as part of the murder trial ahead of the beginning of a critical stage, in Reijen, Netherlands, May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool/File Photo

Montreal, Canada Reuters The United Nations aviation council on Friday voted to hear a case against Russia over the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the foreign ministers of Australia and the Netherlands said.  Australia and the Netherlands initiated the action over MH17 last year at the International Civil Aviation Organization. The passenger jet […]

“Strong indications” Putin involved in MH17 downing, prosecutors say as probe ends

Local workers transport a piece of wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at the site of the plane crash near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine November 20, 2014.

The Hague, The NetherlandsReuters International prosecutors said they had found “strong indications” Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the use in Ukraine of a Russian missile system which shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the east of the country in 2014. However, evidence of Putin’s and other Russian officials’ involvement was not conclusive enough to […]

Russian missiles pound Ukraine power supply, fighting rages in east

Ukraine Vilniansk missile strike

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Missiles rained down on Ukrainian energy infrastructure on Thursday as Russian forces stepped up attacks in eastern Ukraine, reinforced by troops pulled from Kherson city in the south which Kyiv recaptured last week. Explosions resounded in cities including the capital Kyiv, the southern port of Odesa, the central city of Dnipro and the […]

Australia, Netherlands start UN action against Russia over MH17

Ukraine Hrabove MH17 memorial

Sydney, Australia/Amsterdam, The Netherlands Reuters Australia and the Netherlands said on Monday they had begun joint legal action against Russia at the United Nations’ aviation agency over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 eight years ago. The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on 17th July, 2014, when it was hit […]