Australia and the Netherlands said they had begun joint legal action against Russia at the International Civil Aviation Organisation over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 eight years ago.
Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had suspended deliveries of 25 Boeing Co 737 MAX jets, citing the plane's delayed return to service since it was grounded last year following two fatal crashes.
Australia and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they will pursue criminal prosecutions for those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people even if it takes many years.
The Netherlands has expressed its disappointment that a suspect in the 2014 shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was released by Ukraine ahead of a prisoner swap with Russia.
International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the first people to face justice over the tragedy five years ago in which 298 people were killed.
Australia and the Netherlands on Wednesday said they were in talks with Russia over the ongoing investigation into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine.
Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday, for the first time, that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine came from a Russian military brigade.
Relatives of those killed in the MH17 air disaster have called for greater respect for victims' remains fearing some may be ‘playing a game’ after a new discovery of bones.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday insisted Russia must be held to account over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, three years on from the tragedy that killed 298 people.
The names of people being investigated for playing "an active role" in the downing of flight MH17 will be confirmed by early 2017, Australia's foreign minister said on Sunday.