“The Office of the Prosecutor will also closely follow the progress and findings of the national investigations into the shooting of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 aircraft in July 2014,” said the ICC spokesman.

Answering a question on whether the proceeding can be launched in this case, el Abdallah said that “it’s up to the prosecutor to decide on this matter.”

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