U.N. aviation council votes to hear MH17 case against Russia

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By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) – The United Nations aviation council on Friday voted to hear a case against Russia over the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australia’s foreign affairs minister said. Australia and the Netherlands initiated the action over MH17 last year at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The passenger jet was struck over rebel-held eastern Ukraine by what international investigators and prosecutors say was a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. Australia has said Russia was responsible under internatio…

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