Amsterdam: A Dutch court has sentenced two Russians and a Ukrainian man to life imprisonment in the case of shooting down a Malaysian fighter jet in the airspace of Ukraine.
It should be noted that on July 17, 2014, the Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down in the airspace of eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew.
According to international media, Dutch judges convicted him of murder for his role in shooting down the Malaysia Airlines flight and sentenced him in absentia to life in prison, while acquitting a fourth man.
Families of the victims stood in the courtroom, weeping and wiping away tears as Steinhuis read the verdict. The three men convicted include former Russian intelligence agents Igor Gurkin and Sergei Dubinsky, and Ukrainian separatist leader Leonid Khrushchenko.
The trio helped arrange the transport to Ukraine of the Russian military BUK missile system used to shoot down the plane. All the criminals are fugitives and are believed to be in Russia, with no possibility of extradition.