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Court hearings on the case of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downing in Donbas in 2014 resume in the Netherlands on Monday, August 31.

That's according to a tweet by the Dutch court.

Here is the link to a live stream of the court session

One of the main topics for consideration during the hearing will be compensation claims by victims' families.

The court also expects to hear the defense regarding the requirements of an additional investigation.

Read alsoU.S. may have photos of MH17 missile, court hearsWithin the framework of hearings, three sessions of two weeks each are expected to be held: from August 31 to September 11, from September 28 to October 9, and from November 2 to November 13.

The first bloc will hear positions of legal advisers to victims' families, defense, and prosecutors, and judgments will be handed down on the issue if necessary.

The Court will raise the question of a deadline for filing such claims.

The Netherlands will consider the possibility of paying compensation to the relatives of those killed in the MH17 plane crash.

Also, the court is set to hear reports by the defense team on progress in formulating new requirements for additional investigations.

MH17 downing: background

Malaysia Airlines' MH17 Boeing 777 heading from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur was shot down on July 17, 2014, over Russia-occupied territory in Donetsk region. All 298 people on board who were citizens of 10 countries were killed in the crash. The majority of the victims, 196, were citizens of the Netherlands. The Dutch Safety Board October 13, 2015, issued a report on the causes of the accident. It was revealed that the plane had been shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft missile system.

Read alsoMH17 anniversary: Ukraine calls on Russia to accept responsibilityThe Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in its report published on September 28, 2016, confirmed that the plane had been downed by a Russian-made Buk brought to Ukraine from Russia.

On June 19, 2019, JIT investigators accused four Russia-controlled military intelligence officers of involvement in a missile attack that shot down MH17. The first four suspects in the MH17 case are Russian terrorist Igor Girkin (AKA "Strelkov"), who in the summer of 2014 was the so-called "Minister of Defense of the Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR"); Russian General Sergei Dubinsky (nom de guerre "Khmuryi"), who led the "DPR intelligence;" Oleg Pulatov (nom de guerre "Gyurza"), who in 2014 headed of "the 2nd division of the GRU of the DPR;" as well as Leonid Kharchenko (nom de guerre "Krot"), who was a leader of the "reconnaissance battalion" of Russia-led forces.

The MH17 trial launched on March 9, 2020.