Five years ago today, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was destroyed over eastern Ukraine. All 298 people on board were killed. The downing of MH17 took place in the early stages of Russia’s proxy war in Ukraine, which rages to this day and has claimed more than 13,000 lives. It revealed to the wider world one of the defining traits of Vladimir Putin’s time in power in Russia — his regime’s disregard for human life.
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