Coming Up Sat 10:00 PM  AEDT
Coming Up Live in 
Live
Japanese radio

Four charged over shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine

Wilbert Paulissen of the Joint Investigation Team speaking on the ongoing investigation of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in 2014 Source: AAP

International investigators have charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. All 298 people aboard the passenger plane died, including 27 Australians.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17  was travelling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur in July 2014 when it was shot down as it flew over conflict-hit Ukraine.

Russia and Ukraine were at odds over territory along their shared border.

All 298 people aboard died and their supporters have been pursuing justice ever since, amid suspicions the plane had been attacked by Russian-backed separatists.

Now, international arrest warrants have been issued for four suspects - three Russians and one Ukrainian.

Each suspect faces two criminal charges: firstly "crashing flight MH17, resulting in the death of all passengers,"; and secondly, "the murder of the 298 occupants of flight MH17".

For more Japanese stories and articles, follow us on Facebook.

Coming up next

# TITLE RELEASED TIME MORE
Four charged over shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine 20/06/2019 06:50 ...
Anime opens the door to Japanese language and its art 25/11/2021 12:36 ...
Scams warning as busy shopping season hits 25/11/2021 06:25 ...
'Nothing but respect': Japanese stars Imai and Ota face off in A-League 25/11/2021 08:08 ...
Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice (MF 388) 24/11/2021 05:03 ...
Japan climbs up to the 2nd place (FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers) 23/11/2021 10:23 ...
Belarus accused of orchestrating migrant crisis 23/11/2021 06:24 ...
Using traditional resources to bring Japanese culture into the classroom 23/11/2021 12:40 ...
Victoria's eased pandemic rules soured by attack on MP's daughter 21/11/2021 07:18 ...
Film festival brings Japan to Australia for 25 years 18/11/2021 14:02 ...
View More