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Malaysia Airlines has settled damages with the relatives of most victims of the MH17 crash, the lawyer representing the victims, Veeru Mewa, says. Flight MH17 was shot down exactly two years ago over territory held by pro-Russian separatists, killing all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch. Dutch media say there are no further details because both parties have agreed to secrecy. A memorial service was held for the victims on Sunday near Schiphol.
Exactly how much each individual is awarded depends on the circumstances. Sunday's anniversary was also the deadline for submitting damages claims. Now an agreement has been reached, a long process for the relatives has come to an end. Ongoing cases Dutch prosecutors say they are still waiting for Russia to provide information on the downing of Flight MH17. The West and Ukraine say Russian-backed rebels were responsible but Russia accuses Ukrainian forces.