Nyet: Russia opposes tribunal to seek justice in downing of MH17

July 16, 2015 4:30 AM

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Russia vehemently opposes the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing a civilian airliner over Eastern Ukraine last year – possibly because pro-Russian rebels are to blame.

The U.S., Dutch and other governments believe pro-Russian rebels fighting Ukrainian forces fired a Moscow-supplied missile that downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on June 17, 2014, killing all 298 passengers and crew. Russia denies those allegations.

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