Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Relatives of MH17 Victims Call on Russian Federation to 'Stop Playing Games'

Relatives of MH17 Victims Call on Russian Federation to 'Stop Playing Games'

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down on July 17, 2014 by a missile fired by Buk 332 of Russia's 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade.

The anniversary of the disaster Malaysian Boeing in the Donbass MH17 relatives of the victims in the crash are holding a "silent protest" in front of the Russian Embassy in the Hague.

This fact, and numerous other facts of the shoot-down the ill-fated passenger plane, emerged soon after the wreckage of the plane, and the bodies of the 298 people who had been on board, dropped out of the skies in the Russian-occupied part of Donetsk Oblast. The Dutch government said earlier this month that any suspects will be prosecuted in the Netherlands.

Monday afternoon's commemoration comes as worldwide investigators continue their painstaking probe aimed at bringing to justice those responsible for shooting down Flight 17 and killing all 298 passengers and crew.

The European Union foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, has called for global cooperation in the hunt for those responsible for shooting down a Malaysian airlines plane over eastern Ukraine three years ago.

"To ensure that those responsible for the downing of MH17 are held accountable and brought to justice, the criminal investigation needs the continuing support of the worldwide community", Mogherini said in a statement. Russian Federation has denied any involvement, and denounced the conclusions as politically biased.

Now, on the third anniversary of the tragedy on July 17, open-source investigation team Bellingcat has issued a 73-page report on MH17 that summarizes the evidence of who was responsible for the mass murder of MH17's passengers and crew, a well as showing how Russian Federation has attempted to muddy the case with misinformation.

The King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will also arrive at the opening of the memorial in Vijfhuizen Park near the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. The trees will be surrounded by sunflowers that blossom in July. It was that airport from which Boeing-777 of Malaysian Airlines took off on July 17, 2014, which never reached its destination - Kuala Lumpur.

"We have faith in the objectivity and impartiality of the Dutch justice and that masterminds behind this crime will be inevitably brought to justice", Poroshenko said in a Twitter post Monday.

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