4 charged with murder for shooting down plane over Ukraine

Last Updated: Jun 19 2019 19:38
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Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in July 2014, for the very first time, the prosecutors have announced charges against suspects in the case.

Three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with bringing a missile into the area in eastern Ukraine and with murdering 298 passengers and crew.

Passenger flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down over conflict-hit Ukraine.

A court case will begin in the Netherlands on 9 March 2020.

International arrest warrants have been issued for the four men.