Russia vetoes bid to set up tribunal for downed flight MH17

July 29, 2015 7:25 PM

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Russia vetoes bid to set up tribunal for downed flight MH17

UNITED NATIONS Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.

Eleven countries on the 15-member council voted in favor of the proposal by Malaysia, Australia, the Netherlands and Ukraine, while three countries abstained: China, Angola and Venezuela.

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