June 19, 2019 / 4:01 PM / 2 months ago

Ukraine president: I hope MH17 crash suspects will stand trial

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is seen at his desk in his office at the Presidential Administration building in Kiev, Ukraine June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday he welcomed murder charges brought against four suspects over the 2014 downing of the MH17 passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, and said he hoped they would stand trial.

“Ukraine welcomes the conclusions of the Joint Investigation Team on MH17. The President of Ukraine hopes that ... those who are guilty of this brazen murder of innocent children, woman and men, will be put in the dock,” Zelenskiy said in a statement.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Alison Williams

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