Four charged with murder over MH17 crash

Dutch prosecutors have charged four men with murder for their role in the MH17 crash five years ago.

The plane was shot down while flying over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

38 Australians were killed in the disaster.


Three Russians and a Ukrainian have now been charged, though Australian investigators say it’s just the beginning of the charges.

Investigations are still underway to bring all those responsible to justice.

Russians Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky and Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian Leonie Kharachenko were allegedly responsible for bringing the Buk missile launcher into the area from Russia.

They will be tried in the Netherlands on March 9 next year, though they’re not likely to attend the trial.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has labelled the charges ‘groundless’.

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