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 (...)

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(...)