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Flight MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when a Russian-made Buk missile slammed into the plane over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Two years on, villagers, relatives mourn MH17 crash

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:40 PM

UPDATED Majority of the families of the 196 Dutch victims reach an agreement with Malaysia Airlines for compensation

Local villagers place pictures of the passengers of MH17 flight at a makeshift memorial in Petropavlivka village, Donetsk region, on the second anniversary of the tragedy on July 17, 2016. Dozens of local villagers gathered on July 17 in separatist eastern Ukraine at the crash site of the MH17 flight two years after the jet was hit by a missile killing 298 people. Some 60 local people carried flowers and lit the candles on the small square of the village of Petropavlivka where some of the remains and personal belongings of passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur fell to the ground. / AFP PHOTO / Aleksey Filippov

MH17 criminal probe results due within months – prosecutor

Jun 04, 2016 - 5:19 PM

The results are expected to shed light on the exact type of missile used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

MH17. A photograph made available on 17 May 2016 showing the reconstructed front of the Malaysia Airlines plane that was downed by a missile over Ukraine, killing 298 people, Gilze-Rijen Air Force Base, The Netherlands, 13 October 2015. Photo by Lloyed Jones/EPA

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

May 21, 2016 - 9:09 PM

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus 10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights

THE SEARCH. Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service search for bodies in a field near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in Donetsk region on July 26, 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFs

Families brace for final MH17 air crash report

Oct 11, 2015 - 12:38 PM

The report comes 15 months after the July 2014 crash of MH17 where 298 people died when the plane was brought down during heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro Russian separatists

Dutch experts set up a sign reading 'No entrance! The remains of flight MH17 crash victims may be placed here' at the crash site of Malaysian Airlines passenger jet MH17, near Donetsk, Ukraine, 11 November 2014. Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Australia 'sickened' as new MH17 footage emerges

Jul 17, 2015 - 9:45 AM

The newspaper claims the footage only obtained this week is filmed by the rebels themselves as they capture what they initially believe to be a Ukrainian air force fighter jet they had shot down

INVESTIGATION. Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane, near the village of Grabove, 100 km from Donetsk, Ukraine, August 1, 2014. File Photo by Igor Kovalenko/EPA

New year mishaps, AirAsia update, 'thriftier' Filipinos | The wRap

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:35 PM

China stampede fire in Philippines greet 2015 Relatives of AirAsia crash victims give DNA samples to help identify bodies in Indonesia A study shows Filipinos were thriftier in 2014

Dutch identify all foreign MH17 crash victims

Dec 11, 2014 - 8:34 PM

As well as victim identification Dutch authorities are charged with establishing exactly what brought the plane down and are reconstructing part of the aircraft as part of their probe

A Ukrainian worker inspects the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabove, some 100 km east of Donetsk, Ukraine, 20 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

MH17 wreckage due in Netherlands on December 9

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:29 PM

The convoy of lorries carrying pieces of wreckage from Ukraine is due to arrive at the Gilze Rijen airbase

CLOSER LOOK. Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane, near the village of Grabove, 100 km from Donetsk, Ukraine, 01 August 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Dutch complete MH17 wreckage recovery in Ukraine

Nov 23, 2014 - 9:02 PM

Dutch experts charged with body part recovery and also leading the probe into the July 17 crash that killed all 298 people on board are to reconstruct parts of the doomed Boeing 777 in the Netherlands as part of their investigation

CLOSER LOOK. Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane, near the village of Grabove, 100 km from Donetsk, Ukraine, 01 August 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Dutch to recover MH17 bodies from morgue train

Jul 22, 2014 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED Refrigerated wagons carrying the remains are taken to a military factory in Kharkiv where they areset to be unloaded by a team of Dutch experts before being flown out to the Netherlands

PROTEST. Malaysian protesters hold placards during a protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 July 2014. Shamshahrin Shamsudin/EPA

Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe – Obama

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Our friends and allies need to be able to recover those who were lost That s the least we can do That s the least that decency demands Obama says in a statement

TALKING UKRAINE. US President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Ukraine at The White House in Washington, DC, USA, 21 July 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

Ukraine fighter jet near MH17 before crash – Moscow

Jul 21, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Moscow also denies supplying Ukrainian separatists with Buk missile systems or any other weapons

TALKING MH17. Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during his meeting with Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov (not pictured) in Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, 18 July 2014. Aleksey Babushkin/ RIA NOVOSTI/ KREMLIN/ EPA

Rebels agree to security zone at MH17 crash site

Jul 19, 2014 - 5:47 PM

More investigators arrived overnight from the Netherlands and Malaysia amid calls for access to the scene as Kiev accused the rebels of trying to destroy crash evidence with Russian support

CRASH SITE. A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the Malaysian Airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP