: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Trial of 4 suspects in downing of flight MH17 set to open

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) —

The trial is opening Monday of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with multiple counts of murder for their alleged involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

It’s a day that has been a long time coming for family and friends of the 298 people killed on July 17, 2014, when a Buk missile blew MH17 out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.

Jon and Meryn O’Brien flew all the way from Sydney to witness the start of the unprecedented Dutch trial in a courtroom on the edge of Schiphol — the airport from …read more

Source:: KXAN