The Ukrainian Security Service hopes to end the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight crash in the Donetsk Oblast next year, on the condition that detectives will have access to the crash scene.
Almost $20 million in compensation has been approved for 270 Australians injured in terrorist attacks overseas, and a further $7.7m has been distributed to the families of those killed, after the Coalition made good on a promise to extend eligibility for the financial support program.
The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, has spoken of the solidarity between his country and Australia and has vowed to expose those responsible for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his nation is committed to finishing the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, declaring the world had "the right to know" the names of those who shot the plane.
Ukraine intends to ask the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia to publish the results of the first stage of their investigation into the July 17 crash of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott attended an ecumenical service in Melbourne at St. Peter's and Paul's Cathedral on Thursday, Dec. 11, to honor the 300 victims of the MH17 disaster, the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, and the ATO soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in battle for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
GENEVA - Global airlines body IATA has called on the UN to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the shooting down of a commercial airliner over Ukraine earlier this year.
The wreckage of airliner MH17 will start to be reassembled by Dutch investigators, after arriving at an aircraft hangar. Authorities hope this will reveal the cause of the July crash, which killed all 298 people onboard.
Lawsuits filed by relatives of some of the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over embattled Ukraine are challenging the Dutch government investigation of the disaster and the Ukrainian government's failure to close its airspace.
AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government on Dec. 9 rejected a proposal from relatives of victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to let the United Nations take charge of its criminal investigation into the disaster.
AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government has rejected a call for it to hand the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster over to the United Nations, saying it is doing the best it can under difficult circumstances.
AMSTERDAM - Crash investigators were to begin reconstructing the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, killing all 298 people on board, after wreckage arrived by truck at a Dutch air force hangar on Dec. 9.
AMSTERDAM - A convoy of eight trucks carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster has arrived at a Dutch military base, as the official investigation into the cause of the plane's destruction continues.
A convoy carrying the last pieces of wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight 17 has set off for the Netherlands from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. The wreckage was collected by local emergency services under Dutch supervision in an area fought over by Russian-backed insurgents and Ukrainian forces.
AMSTERDAM - Trucks carrying wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crossed into the Netherlands overnight where investigators waited to try and rebuild the airliner almost five months after it crashed.
Brussels - The first convoy with debris of the MH17 Boeing that crashed in eastern Ukraine in July is due in the Netherlands on Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to the Dutch Safety Board.
A convoy of lorries carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in July over Ukraine has reached Germany on its way to the Netherlands for investigation.
Christoph Mueller will embark on one of the toughest jobs in aviation, turning around an airline that has lost two jets and 537 lives this year. The 52-year-old outgoing chief executive officer of Dublin-based Aer Lingus Group Plc (AERL), has been named to lead the Malaysia Airlines amid a slump in traffic and widening losses. He will need restore confidence in the airline while cutting 6,000 jobs.
Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downed over eastern Ukraine in July reached Poland last night on its way to the Netherlands for investigation.