Defense lawyers in MH17 plane trial seek more investigations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for a Russian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 say the nearly six-year investigation into the deadly incident still has not produced a definitive picture of what happened. The lawyers said Tuesday that further investigations are needed. The claim came at the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with crimes including murder for their alleged involvement in downing the plane. Prosecutors say a missile attack blew the Amsterdam-to-Kuala Lumpur flight out of the sky on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew on board were killed.