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Lawyers Sabine ten Doesschate and  Boudewijn van Eijck  defend Russian Oleg Pulatov at the high security court building at Schiphol airport. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen

Lawyers for one of the four men charged with the murder of 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 have indicated that one possible defence (...)

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: It  was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a missile fired from territory in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Photograph: Antonio Bronic

The judge at the MH17 murder trial has asked the Dutch public prosecutor to say whether it’s correct that the US is willing to declassify imaging alle(...)

Prosecutor Thijs Berger at the criminal trial in Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands, against four suspects over the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Piroschka van De Wouw

In the two days that it has run so far, the Dutch court hearing into the 2014 MH17 disaster, though largely focused on procedural detail, has already (...)

Piet Ploeg (left), who lost his brother, Alex, his sister-in-law and his nephew, and Anton Kotti (right) who lost his son, daughter-in-law and grandson, are interviewed at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, after attending the opening session of the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

In a surprise development on the opening day of the landmark Dutch court case into the downing of Flight MH17, one of four suspects charged with the m(...)

Dutch investigators  work at the site of  the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17shot down   in eastern Ukraine, November 16th, 2014. Photograph:  Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev

Four fugitive suspects go on trial in the Netherlands on Monday charged with the murder of 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,(...)

Part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), about 80km east of Donetsk in Ukraine, in September 2014. Photograph: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images

An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has released a series of phone intercepts, including one between(...)

Donbass: There has rarely been a better example of universal truths being revealed through particular histories.

The latest film from Sergei Loznitsa – the Ukrainian director of diversely miserable films such as My Joy and A Gentle Creature – begins with scenes t(...)

Pall bearers walk with the coffin of Alexander Zakharchenko in Donetsk. Photograph: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

Russian-controlled separatists in eastern Ukraine have buried their leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, amid warnings from Moscow that his assassination f(...)

A  policeman blocks a road near a cafe where separatist leader  Alexander Zakharchenko was killed, in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

The leader of Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine was killed on Friday in a blast at a cafe in Donetsk city, the sepa(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has sought to dampen growing expectations over the possible deployment of international peacekeepers to eastern Ukrai(...)

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