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MH17 trial: Russia keen to thwart investigation, says prosecutor

Several witnesses in ‘fear for their lives’ if their identities are revealed, hearing into shooting down of airliner is toldDutch prosecutors have accused Russia of trying to sabotage the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in Ukraine in 2014, saying this has cast “a dark shadow” over the impending trial of four suspects.Pre-trial hearings began in Amsterdam on Monday. Prosecutors say the defendants – three Russians and a Ukrainian – helped arrange the Russian missile system that shot down MH17, a civilian airliner. All 298 people on board were killed. Most of the passengers were Dutch nationals. …read more

Source:: The Guardian