Friday marks anniversary of MH 17

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(WIAT) — Today marks one year since a Malaysian airliner was shot down, killing all 298 people on board.

The Ukrainian village where MH 17 fell will mark the day with a ceremony. It’s being organized by local leaders and the Russia-backed separatist rebels who control the area.

Ukrainian and western authorities said the plane was downed by a missile fired by rebels or Russian troops who may back them.

The rebels and Moscow said it was hit by a Ukrainian warplane or Ukrainian-fired missile.

Authorities said most victims have been traced back to their families, but two victims remain unaccounted for.

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