Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Memorials honor victims of MH17 crash

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 01:54

Multiple memorials mark the one-year anniversary of fatal crash of MH17 in Ukraine. Sean Carberry reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Story: While the blame game continues over who shot down the Malaysian airliner, people from both sides of the conflict paused to remember the victims. Residents of the rebel-held village of Hrabove where the plane's wreckage landed, held a church service. In this village, the rebels accuse Ukrainian forces of shooting down the Boeing 777. After the church service, a procession visited the gravestone that reads: "To the memory of the dead - 298 innocent victims of civil war," Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe also held a moment of silence at the crash site. Alexander Hug is the deputy head of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY HEAD OF OSCE SPECIAL MONITORING MISSION IN UKRAINE, ALEXANDER HUG, SAYING: "What strikes me one year on is how little has changed. Ordinary people in Donbass, like the 298 on board MH17, continue to die and suffer." 400 miles to the west in Kiev, Ukrainian parliamentarians paid their respects at the Dutch embassy. Two thirds of the passengers were from the Netherlands. Dutch ambassador to Ukraine, Kees Klompenhouwer. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DUTCH AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE, KEES KLOMPENHOUWER, SAYING: "I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the love and compassion that Ukrainian people and Ukrainian parliament have shown over the whole year but also in particular today." Western officials continue to call for a U.N. tribunal to determine who was responsible for shooting down the airliner. Western governments accuse Moscow of providing the missile they say was used by pro-Russian separatists. Russian President Vladimir Putin denies arming the rebels and says a tribunal would be counter-productive.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Memorials honor victims of MH17 crash

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 01:54