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Five years on, families call for justice for victims of MH17

Flight MH17 was shot down on July 17, 2014 over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

International investigators last month identified four suspects they believed were responsible for taking a Russian-made missile into the area aimed at shooting down aircraft.

The suspects, three Russians and one Ukrainian, will face murder charges for the deaths of all 298 people aboard the flight, the Dutch-led international team said. Russia has denied any involvement.

Nur Diyana Yazeera, whose mother Dora Shahila Kassim was a member of MH17’s crew, said she hoped that authorities would continue pursuing those responsible and seek justice for the families.

The ceremony, organized by the Australian and Netherlands embassies in Malaysia, observed a minute of silence at 9.20 p.m. (0120 GMT), marking the time the aircraft was downed.

Patrick Sivagnanam, who lost three family members in the tragedy, urged the Malaysian government to keep families updated on developments, amid conflicting statements made by authorities on the international probe.

(Production: Ebrahim Harris, Jim Hatley)

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