Flight MH17 disaster: Memorial service held in Australia
July 17 , 2015
A memorial service was held in Australia on the anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster that killed 298 people a year ago. Thirty-nine Australian nationals were among the victims of the Boeing 777 crash.
Western countries have accused pro-Russia rebels of shooting down the plane over eastern Ukraine, but the separatists and Moscow deny the claims.
An emotional Prime Minister Tony Abbott said families and friends of the Australian victims had displayed the “strength of giants and the grace of angels”.