Ukraine war, day 289. Dutch prosecutors won’t ask Russia to extradite those responsible for downing MH17

Zelensky: President Zelensky posthumously awarded four police officers who were killed while demining liberated areas in the Kherson region on December 7

According to Zelensky, the chief of police of the Cherkasy region Mikhailo Kuratchenko received the award Hero of Ukrainewhile police officers Ihor Melnyk, Serhii Nenada and Vadym Perizhok were awarded Orders for Courage.

“Russian terrorists are deliberately trying to leave behind as many death traps as possible,” Zelensky said in his December 8 evening speech. “It is about more than 170,000 square kilometers of dangerous territory”.

UPDATE 1:09 – Dutch prosecutors will not ask Russia to extradite those responsible for downing MH17

The Dutch Prosecutor’s Office will not send Russia a request for the extradition of Russian agents convicted of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and killing all 298 people on board, its spokesman said.

UPDATE 12:41 – Congress passed a record $858 billion defense budget that will also cover aid to Ukraine

The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDDA) of 2023 by a vote of 350-80.

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