A340-500 A6-ERJ operating EK171 Dubai – Kiev turned back to Dubai this afternoon following the apparent shooting down of Malaysia AirlinesBoeing 777-2H6ER 9M-MRD over Ukraine whilst operating MH17 Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur. EK171 and the return EK172 were subsequently cancelled. Emiratesly announced an immediate suspension of the route which had been scheduled to be discontinued from the end of the month.