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Putin: UN Tribunal on MH17 Downing Premature

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday calls for a U.N. tribunal to be set up to prosecute suspects in the downing of a Malaysian airliner in a rebel-held part of Ukraine were counterproductive and premature. Putin made his comments in a phone call with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte before Friday's first anniversary of the incident in which all 298 aboard were killed, many of them Dutch. Rutte has said a U.N. tribunal would give "the best guarantee of cooperation...

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