Bereaved family members listened silently with bowed heads as the names of all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were read out on Monday at the start of the trial of four men accused of downing the plane.
Four suspects are to go on trial in the Netherlands next week accused of playing a role in downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
"I'm carrying out orders and protecting the interests of one and only state, the Russian Federation. That's the bottom line," a rebel said in a call.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over Eastern Ukraine in July 2014. Investigators blame four pro-Russian military officers.
Moscow has rejected an international investigation that found a Russian missile downed flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, saying no such weapon had ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border and blaming Kiev for the tragedy.
International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, have renewed efforts to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses.
Families of the MH17 plane disaster victims may push for a renewed search of the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective has investigated the MH17 air disaster.
Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights.
Dutch police have suspended an officer who tried to sell online souvenirs said to have come from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over war-torn Ukraine last year.
Four men accused of murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 went on trial in the Netherlands on Monday, with families of the 298 victims calling for justice.
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A court in Ukraine on Thursday released from pre-trial detention a man suspected of involvement in the downing of flight MH17, amid speculation he may be used in a prisoner swap with Russia.
Russia must "account for its role" in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, say foreign ministers of the world's industrial democracies.
Relatives of those killed in the MH17 air disaster have called for greater respect for victims' remains fearing some may be "playing a game" after a new discovery of bones.
Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in mid-2014, have planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park.
Family members of the MH17 victims were briefed privately before a news conference scheduled to announce the preliminary results of the investigation.
Families of six Malaysia Airlines crew members who were killed when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine nearly two years ago have filed a lawsuit, blaming the carrier for the tragedy.
An Australian couple whose three children were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine two years ago has welcomed a new baby.
Russian spies likely tried to hack into the Dutch Safety Board's computer systems to access a sensitive final report into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.
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