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127 victims identified from Ukraine plane disaster

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Dutch authorities say they have identified 127 victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine.

Flight 17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine last month, killing all 298 aboard. With fighting between pro-Russia separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces ongoing near the crash site, victims' remains were gathered and sent to the Netherlands for identification.

The Justice Ministry said Thursday the identified victims' families have been notified.

One of the Netherlands' top prosecutors has said he hopes those responsible for downing the plane will one day face trial in the Netherlands.

In remarks confirmed by his office, chief prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said he expects the case will take years to build.

The Netherlands and other countries have launched criminal investigations, and jurisdiction is not clear.

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katydid579 August 15 2014 at 12:45 PM

We mourn this horrible tragedy with our brothers and sisters in Holland. Your memory will not be forgotten.

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LewTag katydid579 August 15 2014 at 1:16 PM

yes it will....

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chuck August 15 2014 at 1:09 PM

i hope thay thank oboma for the missle that was used to shoot down the plane.

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Sonja August 15 2014 at 3:03 PM

When the concord, exploded in France All German where on Board sadly to say because Appearenlty the weel drove over a Nail = it pounch a whole in the fuiltank.
it was very sad, the people where on a Vacation and a few second later blowing out of the sky? plus poeople on the ground near a hotel have been killed too.
it feels like yesteday, still in my mind, more likely always will be.
ps. and now again people going on Vacation, and flying from the sky, by evil humans, because of greed = hate torwards other religion, politially believes and inicant people pd the price?
Am; German, retired Military Army moved to the USA 1969.
we in Europe love Peace with any Mankind, yes you heard me right, in Fact a German Lady told me, After the War Hitler, The Black People where there for them to help them in any Ways. Not the The White GJ/
so, Please , People treat everybody with kindness you meet through out the day and your life will be contend.
sincerly spoken from
Sonja Wolff

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