Relatives of MH17 victims slam absence of suspects at Dutch court

Relatives of those killed when a passenger plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine seven years ago have been addressing a Dutch court.

The four suspects, including three Russians and a Ukrainian, accused of murdering all 298 people on board are being tried in absentia.

The Russian government has refused to extradite any suspects, although international investigators concluded that the plane was hit over eastern Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile fired by pro-Russian rebels.

Russia has denied any involvement in MH17’s destruction.