MH17 victims honoured
FAMILIES of those killed in the MH17 tragedy will gather in The Netherlands later today to remember the 298 people who died when their plane was shot down over Ukraine.
Relatives of the 38 Australians killed will be among those to gather at a park near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to mark the three- year anniversary of the atrocity, which happened on July 17, 2014.
A stunning new memorial to the victims – a forest of trees planted in the shape of a memorial ribbon – will be formally opened, and families will honour their loved ones.
Dutch royals King WillemAlexander and Queen Maxima will attend, along with Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was believed to have been carried out by pro- Russian rebels.