Dutch investigators say the missile that brought down the Malaysia Airlines flight nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. The jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine.
Dutch investigators say they intercepted telephone calls that implicate the Russian government in the MH17 downing over Ukraine in 2014. Prosecutors are making a new appeal for witnesses to contribute information.
The ruling means the International Court of Justice will hear a case on Russia's alleged backing of Ukrainian separatists. It will also address discrimination against minorities in annexed Crimea.
Ten years ago, after uncovering a corruption scandal, financial auditor Sergei Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison. The case set a wave of sanctions in motion.
A longtime adviser to US President Donald Trump has been found guilty of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering tied to investigations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
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