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AP dominates coverage of landmark trial over the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine

People who lost relatives in the downing of MH17, hug at a bus stop after the court's verdict at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. A Dutch court has convicted two Russians and a Ukrainian of the murders of 298 people who died in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine. One Russian was acquitted for lack of evidence. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)


Mike Corder, chief correspondent, Netherlands; Aleks Furtula, video journalist, Netherland; Mark Carlson, video journalist, Brussels; and Raf Casert, news editor, Brussels, dominated the trial over the shooting-down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, continuing the AP’s ownership of this story from the time since the plane crashed down in a Ukrainian sunflower field in 2014. A Dutch court convicted three men of murder for their role in the shooting down of the plane with a Russian surface-to-air missile that killed all 298 people aboard as it flew over a separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine. There were some 1,000 hits on AP video filed the day of the verdict.

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