U.N. vote Wednesday on MH17 tribunal, Russia likely to block: diplomats

July 24, 2015 8:15 PM

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U.N. vote Wednesday on MH17 tribunal, Russia likely to block: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Wednesday on a bid for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a passenger airliner last year in Ukraine, but Russia is likely to block the move, diplomats said.

It is a joint proposal by Malaysia - a member of the council - Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine and foreign ministers from those countries are expected to attend the planned vote on Wednesday, diplomats said.

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