The UN’s aviation agency is set to debate whether it can hear Australia and the Netherlands’ case against Russia over the 2014 downing of flight MH17.
UN aviation council to debate whether to hear MH17 case
The United Nations aviation agency is expected to debate whether to hear a case against Russia over the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, two sources familiar with the discussions have told Reuters.
Australia and the Netherlands initiated the action last year at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) about MH17, which was hit over rebel-held eastern Ukraine by what international investigators and prosecutors say was a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 on board.
Australia has said Russia was responsible under international law and that taking the matter to ICAO would be a step forward in the fight for the victims, who included 38 Australians.
Russia has denied any involvement in the incident.