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Netherlands confirms intent to prosecute those responsible for shooting down MH17 over Ukraine

The Dutch foreign ministry confirmed that those suspected of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine will be tried under Dutch law.

The decision follows attempts by Russia to block an international court form being set up over the incident.

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said that the Dutch–led investigative team will continue to operate during the “prosecution phase.”

 The investigation team, which includes Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine, found that the plane was downed by a Russian made rocket fired from territory in Ukraine that was held by pro-Russia separatists

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