Empty chair protest commemorates MH17 victims

The Hague, June 9 (IANS) Relatives of the victims aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was downed over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, held a silent protest in front of Russia’s embassy here.

Red roses were placed on 298 white chairs on Friday in memory of the mainly Dutch passengers and crew of flight MH17 who perished on July 17, 2014, reports the BBC.

All those on board the Boeing 777 aircraft died when it broke apart in a missile strike.

Investigators last month said the missile belonged to Russian forces.

Moscow however, has denied the allegation.

Flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and was travelling over conflict-hit Ukraine when it was struck.

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