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Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia has vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would 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 are attending a meeting over the downing that killed all 298 people on board Flight MH17, traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. 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 on July 17, 2014. Russia denies that.

Wednesday's vote followed a last-minute effort to lobby Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has said setting up a tribunal would not make sense while the investigation continued.

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