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  • Three men have been found guilty of murdering 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 after it was hit by a missile over Ukraine in 2014.

    The hearing at a Dutch court found two Russians and one Ukrainian guilty in absentia, with a third Russian man acquitted.

    On 17 July 2014, 298 people, including 80 children and 15 crew, boarded Malaysia Airlines flight 17 to Kuala Lumpur at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

    The plane was cruising at 33,000 feet over Ukraine. It was the early days of Russia's efforts to control parts of the country.

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    Three guilty of murder for downing Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 - BBC News

    Three men have been found guilty of murdering 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 after it was hit by a missile over Ukraine in 2014.

    The hearing at a Dutch court found two Russians and one Ukrainian guilty in absentia, with a third Russian man acquitted.

    On 17 July 2014, 298 people, including 80 children and 15 crew, boarded Malaysia Airlines flight 17 to Kuala Lumpur at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

    The plane was cruising at 33,000 feet over Ukraine. It was the early days of Russia's efforts to control parts of the country.

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    Pearl says:

    As Malaysian, thank God, they give us justice. Or not from our small country, our politicians now under elections season, coming Saturday is our voting day in Malaysia, won’t be doing their job to get our human rights. We need the Europeans to help Malaysians for justice always.

    Pulsonar says:

    I don’t think Malaysia is small, it’s a country nearly 50% bigger than the U.K. with a population of over 33 million people, this is not a small country, it is much bigger than even many historically famous European countries.

    SAYEED AKHTAR says:

    LOL so you mean the MALAYSIANS are so incompetent that they need EUROPEAN their former colonizer to help sort out their problem. MIGHT as well become colony as you were before 1957. you are a perfect example of person who deserve to be ruled by others.

    Pulsonar says:

    @Al Goodmonin You’re right, those 3 nobodies were just fall guys. The buck doesn’t stop there, otherwise is it’s a farcical and disgraceful outcome. The finger points directly to those megalomaniac ogres in power, they must be held fully accountable for causing this dreadful tragedy.

    Brexit Greens says:

    @Russians Killing Nazis In Ukraine. Some of these killed 🇺🇦 have been forcibly draft into -Wehrmacht- 🇺🇦 military. Did you take it into account?

    Russians Killing Nazis In Ukraine. says:

    @Brexit Greens Sounds about Reich.

    FuruWrecker says:

    This sentence means nothing… will these individuals be captured or not?

    MrMaarten1969 says:

    @Wu Cash i wish. But they are well protected for now. Only if one of them wants to tell who gave the orders, their lives are in danger in Russia.

    Al Goodmonin says:

    What is it? Is it a joke? After 8 years and spending tons of money International Court in the Hague, Netherlands came with decision 3 nobody-men have been found guilty of murder and intentionally causing the downing of the plane. It looks like those 3 men went for stroll to hunt in the part with the Russian military BUK missile system in the Russian military occupied territory in Ukraine and shot for fun international airplane with 298 people on board.
    Either the International Court in the Hague, Netherlands is a bunch of clowns or they are all was paid by corrupted Russian government. The main criminal is the Russian president Vladimir Putin. If our Justice System does not call a criminal by his name what is the point to have that justice?

    MrMaarten1969 says:

    @Al GoodmoninI do agree. It’s a bloody shame they are safe in Russia. However: you might want to have a better look: this is not an ICC case, but a Cooperative Case under Dutch and general international law.

    Considering the jurisdiction of ICC: USA had not signed/recognized ICC either. Just like Russia, China and loads of smaller states that don’t adhere to human rights…

    MrMaarten1969 says:

    @Al Goodmonin so if ICC needs to be more powerful, at least USA has to join as well.
    To paraphrase John Edwards in 2004: “We should be the natural leader in… these areas … when America does not engage with these international institutions, when we do not show respect for international agreements, it makes it extremely difficult when we need the world community to rally around us. .. we were not the land of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. We were the great light to the rest of the world, and America must be that light again.”.

    Unfortunately nothing really has changed since then….

    MSD Group says:

    The problem is who let the MH17 flew over war territory. When you are in the war, who can see clearly who is in the sky. In Iraq was so many times USA bombed incorrect targets. This is another joke from the westerners.

    Christopher john Matthews says:

    Rip to all the victims and love to all the friends and family of the lost ♥️😢

    Al Goodmonin says:

    What is it? Is it a joke? After 8 years and spending tons of money International Court in the Hague, Netherlands came with decision 3 nobody-men have been found guilty of murder and intentionally causing the downing of the plane. It looks like those 3 men went for stroll to hunt in the part with the Russian military BUK missile system in the Russian military occupied territory in Ukraine and shot for fun international airplane with 298 people on board.
    Either the International Court in the Hague, Netherlands is a bunch of clowns or they are all was paid by corrupted Russian government. The main criminal is the Russian president Vladimir Putin. If our Justice System does not call a criminal by his name what is the point to have that justice?

    L V says:

    @Avoria k well then you’re a joke.

    MSD Group says:

    The problem is who let the MH17 flew over war territory. When you are in the war, who can see clearly who is in the sky. In Iraq was so many times USA bombed incorrect targets. This is another joke from the westerners.

    Little B says:

    They are not just 3 random murderers.
    … a Russian-made missile supplied from Russia and fired by an armed group under Russian (gov) control …

    MSD Group says:

    @Little B so can the world ask for the US respnsibility when Saddam used biological weapons to Kurds? Saddam was tained to use biological weapons by the USA and those weapons were supplied by the USA? So does yellow bomb in Vietnam?

    Yen - says:

    Justice.. but the dead wont come back… This is just crazy heartbreaking.

    The Spooky Electric says:

    It’s not about that. It’s about culpability and getting justice for the victims and their families.

    Marmalade Sally says:

    @S A No such thing as the rapture. Put the science fiction down and read a science book. Grow up.

    Al Goodmonin says:

    What is it? Is it a joke? After 8 years and spending tons of money International Court in the Hague, Netherlands came with decision 3 nobody-men have been found guilty of murder and intentionally causing the downing of the plane. It looks like those 3 men went for stroll to hunt in the part with the Russian military BUK missile system in the Russian military occupied territory in Ukraine and shot for fun international airplane with 298 people on board.
    Either the International Court in the Hague, Netherlands is a bunch of clowns or they are all was paid by corrupted Russian government. The main criminal is the Russian president Vladimir Putin. If our Justice System does not call a criminal by his name what is the point to have that justice?

    S A says:

    @Marmalade Sally Somebody is going to hell and it’s not mee.

    Brexit Greens says:

    Better thank God they won’t come back. 🧟

    TheSheiban says:

    The point about disinformation was very poignant. I remember seeing how RT was spinning this as a Ukrainian missile while other reputable media were even tracking the Buk missile battery which fired the missile in question (and was back inside Russia within a few days) and consulting military experts and analysts. RT was “proving” their point by showing a German av-geek who was tracking flights in the area and there happened to be Ukrainian aircraft flying in the area so therefore it was them. The contrast between RT and media outside of Russia was staggering

    moosesnWoop123 says:

    @Stalin The Genociding Clown point of what? You’re idiots claiming disinformation yet your own governement is the biggest propagada machine. The BBC mandate is literally the mouthpiece for the UK and royals.. and they ran the story that RUSSIA attacked POLAND inciting fear, anger and stupidity from their audiences.

    Alas, if you couldn’t figure that out during Covid, there literally is no hope for a critical future, instead a dystopian 1984 is already here with the likes of you and other commentors.

    Good luck

    moosesnWoop123 says:

    @Wise Old Sage wow dude, I can’t say it’s not shocking. I’ve replied to you, and when I check the message is not there. I sent two links, one of washingtonPost and on of AP – to official, western media outlets with direct links to the articles.

    I have sent it several times and Youtube has BLOCKED every single comment or link. That I find, not surprising, but very very very interesting – given that I am a premium YT user as well, this kind of censorship is SHOCKING.

    Anyway, you’re most welcome to go look for yourself. It seems like there are several media outlets commenting about this and that Washington post one is very critical:

    This seemingly dire development of Russian missiles striking a member nation of an American-supported international military alliance was sent to and seen by thousands of news outlets. Some, such as Reuters, repeated it, citing the AP alert. There were cable news banners that blared that “Russian missiles” had landed in Poland. Social media influencers began speculating about whether NATO members might invoke a mutual defense pact and retaliate against Russia, potentially escalating its invasion of Ukraine to a global conflict. But one day later, the original AP story has been taken offline and replaced with a correction note. The anonymous source was wrong and “subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack,” it read.

    That is from the WP article, AP article is a correction – lmfao surprised that links can’t be sent so DYOR

    moosesnWoop123 says:

    @Wise Old Sage I have even taken a screenshot as proof that I sent both links to each article. I think it’s time to stop paying Youtube and cut services unfortunately.

    World is gone mental. Imagine, free speech in the West has become a crime, let alone cancel culture exists. Fast heading into dystopia.

    Wise Old Sage says:

    @moosesnWoop123 😵Honestly I think you might be watching a bit too many conspiracy theory videos. Surely the world don’t rotate around you and your arguments on the internet.

    Wise Old Sage says:

    @moosesnWoop123 Yes, pretty sure that the ‘evil’ Youtube is actively blocking you and your attempts to link some evidence about Youtube’s (and AP’s and Washington Post’s and the Pentagon’s) evil conspiracies to control the world. And oh, did they go say it is a ‘correction’? If so and with the ‘fact’ that they are trying to hide and manipulate information on the Internet, why indicate that there was a ‘correction’ in the first place? Anyway, I have to repeat the UA source already stated that the Pentagon source was ‘anonymous’. I have linked it for your convenience. If you have misread an article or perhaps missed certain points or even jumped to a conclusion, there is nothing wrong to admit that you have made a mistake. Instead of doing what you have just done and turning this to be some sort of a worldwide conspiracy against you (as an individual who is also a premium YT user).

    Again, that AP source has no name or we have no idea whether it is true or not. We also know it wasn’t the official statement from the Pentagon. What we know is that officially the Pentagon did not state it was a missile launched by Russia. I have already given to you what was said (officially) by the Pentagon regarding the missile. Not too sure what is going on here and what more could I tell you.

    Mattie R. says:

    Justice finally. Prayers and good thoughts for the loved ones who lost family members. 80 children dying is heartbreaking 💔.

    Al Goodmonin says:

    What is it? Is it a joke? After 8 years and spending tons of money International Court in the Hague, Netherlands came with decision 3 nobody-men have been found guilty of murder and intentionally causing the downing of the plane. It looks like those 3 men went for stroll to hunt in the part with the Russian military BUK missile system in the Russian military occupied territory in Ukraine and shot for fun international airplane with 298 people on board.
    Either the International Court in the Hague, Netherlands is a bunch of clowns or they are all was paid by corrupted Russian government. The main criminal is the Russian president Vladimir Putin. If our Justice System does not call a criminal by his name what is the point to have that justice?

    Thor Jørgensen says:

    ​@Al Goodmonin The three men were not the ones “in the forest” as you say. No they were the ones calling the shots, seeing the aircraft on their radars, ordering the missile launch, and talking about it both before and after as though it was something to be proud of.
    They are Russian officials. They aren’t nobodies.

    MSD Group says:

    The problem is who let the MH17 flew over war territory. When you are in the war, who can see clearly who is in the sky. In Iraq was so many times USA bombed incorrect targets. This is another joke from the westerners.

    Thor Jørgensen says:

    ​@MSD Group Would be nice if you could speak coherent English so I could actually attempt to understand your joke that “westerners” (A word only used by Russians) apparently tell.
    Back to English class, Ivan.

    But to answer the question of who let MH17 fly over? Well, Malaysia Airlines let MH17 fly over. And so did Russia. After all, they were about to fly over Russia. Every airplane requires permission from an air control tower when entering foreign airspace. The permission was granted.
    Russia had also insisted that the “local separatists” only had the weapons that could be found locally in the areas. And there were no surface-to-air missile systems in the area. However, they were brought over from Russia into Ukraine, something Russia denied. No, Russia insisted that all the tanks in Donbas and Luhansk were dug up from Babuska’s backyard.

    Little B says:

    They are not just 3 random murderers.
    … a Russian-made missile supplied from Russia and fired by an armed group under Russian (gov) control …

    D5Pasadena says:

    I’m glad we have this verdict. So heartbreaking. May the families receive some measure of closure.

    MrMaarten1969 says:

    @Cora The Explorer i hope so, but these were the officers, the decision makers in the field. They always have a way of not dying and sending ignorant conscripts to their deaths to save their own…

    The whole Russian army is based on this cowardice: the frontline is untrained conscripts and former prisoners, then behind them normal troops that will shoot anyone who is retreating from line 1. In line three the elite troops: they shoot anyone from line 1 or 2 that retreats.

    Al Goodmonin says:

    What is it? Is it a joke? After 8 years and spending tons of money International Court in the Hague, Netherlands came with decision 3 nobody-men have been found guilty of murder and intentionally causing the downing of the plane. It looks like those 3 men went for stroll to hunt in the part with the Russian military BUK missile system in the Russian military occupied territory in Ukraine and shot for fun international airplane with 298 people on board.
    Either the International Court in the Hague, Netherlands is a bunch of clowns or they are all was paid by corrupted Russian government. The main criminal is the Russian president Vladimir Putin. If our Justice System does not call a criminal by his name what is the point to have that justice?

    George Neufeld says:

    @Thor Jørgensen

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    MSD Group says:

    The problem is who let the MH17 flew over war territory. When you are in the war, who can see clearly who is in the sky. In Iraq was so many times USA bombed incorrect targets. This is another joke from the westerners.

    Mor Ho says:

    d5p, no, you do not have this verdict. the verdict is the three have been found guilty of unintentional downing of the plane. a manslaugher.😉😉

    paimon says:

    after 8 years of immense suffering these families of the victims finally have some semblance of justice. the misinformation spread by russian media surrounding this tragedy is unforgivable.

    Al Goodmonin says:

    What is it? Is it a joke? After 8 years and spending tons of money International Court in the Hague, Netherlands came with decision 3 nobody-men have been found guilty of murder and intentionally causing the downing of the plane. It looks like those 3 men went for stroll to hunt in the part with the Russian military BUK missile system in the Russian military occupied territory in Ukraine and shot for fun international airplane with 298 people on board.
    Either the International Court in the Hague, Netherlands is a bunch of clowns or they are all was paid by corrupted Russian government. The main criminal is the Russian president Vladimir Putin. If our Justice System does not call a criminal by his name what is the point to have that justice?

    John Lopez says:

    it was shot down by Ukrainian soldiers go and see Oliver Stone one hour documentary, the missile model that was shot is only owned by Ukraine not Russia, Russia long ago abandoned those missile models.

    Little B says:

    They are not just 3 random murderers.
    … a Russian-made missile supplied from Russia and fired by an armed group under Russian (gov) control …

    Mor Ho says:

    😂😂

    Mor Ho says:

    the missiles that hit poland were russian too. at first.😀😀

    Markus Müller says:

    (7:24) “The airspace above this part of eastern Ukraine […] had recently been restricted to 32,000 feet”
    The plane was according to the description of this video clip allegedly cruising at 33,000 feet over Ukraine. When fast travelling through different air masses atmospheric [pressure] influences (turbulences) can very quickly and drastically change this value displayed…

    Markus Müller says:

    Air Traffic Control, who prescribed the travel altitude, knew the danger !

    TestiCat says:

    Wasn’t there a video of like the platoon going to the wreckage and being like “wow did we actually shoot down an airliner?”

    Mario Hernandez says:

    I rember tht footage..shows them finding luggage bags and other items of a commercial plane

    TestiCat says:

    @Mario Hernandez exactly that clip

    Terry Tumble says:

    @Mario Hernandez they stole things from the dead passengers. Absolute subhumans.

    Al Goodmonin says:

    What is it? Is it a joke? After 8 years and spending tons of money International Court in the Hague, Netherlands came with decision 3 nobody-men have been found guilty of murder and intentionally causing the downing of the plane. It looks like those 3 men went for stroll to hunt in the part with the Russian military BUK missile system in the Russian military occupied territory in Ukraine and shot for fun international airplane with 298 people on board.
    Either the International Court in the Hague, Netherlands is a bunch of clowns or they are all was paid by corrupted Russian government. The main criminal is the Russian president Vladimir Putin. If our Justice System does not call a criminal by his name what is the point to have that justice?

    B. Senta says:

    @Ruthless truth Ыы they don’t the radar screen just shows a green dot even when you lock onto the right thing the missile can miss and fly somewhere random and hit a tractor in Poland.

    It’s definitely not intentional

    Android says:

    The fact that there were 80 children in that flight makes it even more heartbreaking.

    Ben Goldstein says:

    @Наталия Леонова your lying about being Ukrainian, your comments are public history you are aware of that?

    Наталия Леонова says:

    @Ben Goldstein to be honest I don’t care what you or other brainwashed foreigners doubt. I just want you to stay away from Ukraine, because you brought us too much pain and your politicians splitted Ukrainians. Mind the business of your country! We Ukrainians never intrude in the USA or EU business, so do the same to us – stay away. If you want help Ukrainians – help with humanitarian aid, but not with weapon!

    Наталия Леонова says:

    @Ben Goldstein don’t distort! They didn’t want the USA provoking Russia. We lived in peace with Russia. Every Ukrainian will tell you that before the coup Ukraine was peaceful and united. Ukrainians and Russians are brothery nations, and you are strangers to us. Stop fueling war in Ukraine! If you hate Russia it’s your problems, you mustnt have gotten Ukraine into your problems! You mustnt have made a battle field in Ukraine!

    Brexit Greens says:

    @Ben Goldstein _Argumentum ad personam._ Doesn’t matter regardless. Maybe she posts it on behalf of someone who is Ukrainian. Or maybe she lied in _other_ comments and not here. Grow up. YouTube accounts aren’t persons. Judge the message, not the author.

    Brexit Greens says:

    Actually it would be more heartbreaking if they had been 80 years olds. All these memories… like tears in rain.

    U O says:

    May the Souls of the departed continue to RIP ❤

    Irene Mak says:

    Great admiration for all the people who worked on this case. The researchers especially. Putting all this evidence together. It must have been very difficult knowing the scale of this investigation. Well done. And perhaps for the bereaved some closure?

    adpMac says:

    Did the researchers explain the obviously invalid passports that were found in the wreckage?

    moosesnWoop123 says:

    it was only possible because the Ukrainian seperatists helped… they literally helped gather evidence from fields, take investigators to the sites etc.

    LONG before the Ukrainian war. In other words the Seperatists of Donbass provided protection whilst the Ukrainian military was continuing to bomb the region..

    Haridas Panicker says:

    No judgement will ever bring back the lost lives of the crew and passengers on board MH-17! I heard this verdict with deep sorrow.

    John Blessed says:

    They are in eternity now before God our creator to spend eternity in Heaven or Hell.

    Адриан Асенов says:

    This is a sad story but I am glad to see some development. I also hope that one day the other Malaysian flight, MH370, that mysteriously disappeared in the same 2014, gets resolved as a case.

    Ben Haynes says:

    I remember this well as I was working at schiphol Airport at the time, and had to carry the body bags. Amen 🙏

    Narrator Books says:

    May the Lord took care of the Souls of the victims and May also His Peace be able to soothe the sorrows and agonies of the families throughout the years! 8 years! Hopefully this truth is nothing but the truth. Stay safe and be blessed, you people with empathy!

    stealph says:

    8 years of investigation and judicial process caused a delay in grieving process??? Here in India we wait 30-50 years, in many cases the victims do not even live long enough to witness the final verdict
    I say long live the ICJ and their competent staff, and condolences to all the grieving extended families and friends of the victims

    Sangeer Purayil says:

    Not everyone has the same standards..

    Lex Flow says:

    This is great work. Justice for the victims.

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