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Graphic shows the for men on trial and key facts about the MH17 crash.


Nederlandse rechtbank veroordeelt 3 man voor neerhalen vliegtuig boven Oekraïne

By Jordi Bou

November 17, 2022 - A Dutch court has found three men guilty of the murder of 298 people on board flight MH17, which was shot down by a Russian surface-to-air missile when it was flying over eastern Ukraine in 2014.

The three men convicted were former Russian intelligence agents Igor Girkin and Sergey Dubinskiy, and Leonid Kharchenko, a Ukrainian separatist leader. A fourth, Russian Oleg Pulatov was acquitted.

The judges ruled that it was a deliberate action to bring down a plane, even though the three found guilty had intended to shoot down a military not a civilian aircraft.

PUBLISHED: 17/11/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images