Photo Story: The 5th anniversary of the downing of flight MH-17

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Tags with the names of all 298 passengers who lost their lives onboard MH17 are seen hanging between trees out the front of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation building in Sydney, Australia, 17 July 2019.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 while flying over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.

Calls for Russia to cooperate in the investigation into the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine are intensifying as The Netherlands prepares to put four people – all linked to the region’s pro-Russian rebels – on trial for the killing of 298 people.

5th anniversary of the downing of flight MH-17

The five-country Joint Investigation Team charged Russians Igor Girkin, Sergei Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko last month.




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