Ex-war crimes judge: Dutch report refutes Russia


The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.

Geoffrey Robertson, a former United Nations war crimes judge, said the Dutch Safety Board report on MH-17 is important because it refutes Russian "lies and propaganda" claiming the Malaysian Airlines flight was shot down by a Ukrainian plane, not by a missile.

But he said the families of the victims still don't know what the next step will be in their quest for justice.

He says "the families must wait until the Dutch criminal report, which is due at Christmas or shortly afterward, which would try to identify those criminally responsible."