Malaysia Airlines flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam crashed near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. Separatist pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian government traded accusations over who is to blame for the attack on the civilian airliner that killed all 298 people on board the plane.  

Ukrainian workers inspect debris at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photo: EPA

MH17 families appeal to Trump to press Putin for information

Families of those killed when a Buk missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above Ukraine in 2014 have called on US President Donald Trump to press his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to provide answers about the downing.