A decision by the UN’s aviation agency to hear a case against Russia over the downing of Flight MH17 has been welcomed by the federal government.
Australia welcomes decision to hear MH17 case
The federal government has welcomed a decision by the United Nations aviation agency to hear a case brought by Australia and the Netherlands against Russia for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
The two nations launched the action last year at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
The plane was hit over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014 by what international investigators and prosecutors say was a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 on board.
Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong and Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus on Saturday welcomed the ICAO Council’s decision in Montreal to hear the case.