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MH17: Malaysia in favor of international criminal tribunal

  • Malaysia has indicated that it is in favor of setting up an international criminal tribunal for prosecuting the people suspected of shooting down flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine a year ago.

    All 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines plane were killed. The aircraft was flying over areas under control of pro-Russia separatists when it was brought down. Most of the victims were Dutch nationals.

    The plan is a joint proposal by the Netherlands, Australia, Ukraine, Belgium, and Malaysia, reports say.

    Russia has, however, described the plan as untimely and “counterproductive.”

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