Those suspected of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 will be prosecuted in a Dutch court.

The Dutch foreign ministry has confirmed it will pursue the prosecutions but also said it would continue with international co-operation over the case.

The decision follows attempts, which were blocked by Russia in 2015, to set up an international court over the incident.

The Netherlands’ foreign ministry said the suspects, who have not yet been named, will be tried under Dutch law.

All 298 people on board were killed when the plane was downed in eastern Ukraine. The tally included people from 17 countries – 196 of the victims were Dutch.

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