Relatives of victims of the crash “Boeing” over the Donbas has filed a lawsuit against Russia


Loading of debris crashed near Donetsk Boeing 777 to be delivered to Niderlandiesu: Michael Pochuev / TASS

The relatives of the victims of the crash of the Malaysian “Boeing” over the Donbas has filed a lawsuit against Russia with the European court of human rights (ECHR), according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS).

The applicants were made by members of families of 55 victims of the plane crash Dutch. They have accused Russia of destruction of the aircraft and the obstruction of further investigation.

“Russia has not handed over important information to the investigation team, according to my clients. Moreover, the Russian side has provided facts which later are not confirmed,” — said the lawyer of the claimant group.

According to the rules of the ECHR, the complaint was filed six months later after new facts about the crash. If the claim is accepted, the trial could last five to seven years. “Actually, the first had to be used all national means of legal protection, but legal proceedings in Russia in this case very problematic, so we go straight to the European court”, — explained the lawyer.

These new facts were announced in may at a press conference, Joint investigation teams (JIT): its representatives announced that the plane was shot down by a missile “Buk” of the Russian armed forces, but who specifically did it, the install failed. Then the Netherlands, followed by several European countries accused Russia in the plane crash. While in Malaysia did not agree with this point of view.

Inconsistencies in the facts provided by Russia in the case, was discovered in September. They are associated with the date of manufacture of the rocket engine, brought down “Boeing”. Later, the Ministry of defense explained their peculiarities of drawing up of forms for the engines.

“Boeing-777” Malaysia Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight MH17, crashed in the Donetsk region in the summer of 2014. All 298 people on Board were killed. In investigating the incident, the Joint investigation team includes representatives from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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