UNITED NATIONS – Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.
The foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Australia and Ukraine will address what is likely to be an emotional meeting over the downing that killed all 298 people on board Flight MH17. The countries are among the five nations investigating the incident.
Ukraine and the West suspect the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile fired by Russian soldiers or Russia-backed separatist rebels. Russia denies that.
Russia has said it opposes the resolution, and it offered its own draft that demanded justice for those responsible for the crash without calling for a tribunal.