Dutch authorities will file a lawsuit against Russia in the ECHR because of the disaster MH17

The Dutch authorities will submit to the European court of human rights (ECHR) claim against Russia in connection with the accident Malaysian Boeing 777 in the Donbass in 2014, reported on the website of the government of the Netherlands on 10 July.

The statement said that the feeding action, the Netherlands will provide to the court all information available to them about the disaster.

The news is updated.

The Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight MH17, crashed on July 17, 2014 near Torez in Donetsk region. Killed all 298 people who were on Board (citizens of Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, UK, Germany, Belgium, Philippines, Canada and New Zealand).

According to the findings of the international investigation team, flight MH17 was shot down from the complex “Buk” from territory controlled by Pro-Russian militants. After the crash, and the weapon was returned to Russia. Investigators said that “Buk” arrived to Donbas from the Kursk region.

In may 2018 the Netherlands and Australia officially blamed Russia for the Downing of flight MH17. Russia his involvement in disaster deny.

March 9, 2020, the Hague regional court began to consider the case of the crash of the Malaysian aircraft. The accused in the case, four: “defense Minister” groups “DNR”, Russian citizen Igor Girkin (Strelkov), the head of “GRU DNR” citizen of the Russian Federation Sergey Dubinsky (Gloomy), his subordinate, a citizen of the Russian Federation Oleg Pulatov (Gyurza), as well as a citizen of Ukraine, the commander of the reconnaissance battalion of the 2nd division “of the GRU DPR” Leonid Kharchenko (Mole). Girkin, Dubinsky and Kharchenko refused to participate in the process, Pulatov presented by a group of lawyers.

It considers the District court of the Hague, since most of the victims were Dutch nationals. The venue of the process for reasons of public interest and a large number of participants decided to move from the courthouse to the legal complex of the city Badhoevedorp near Schiphol airport.

Lawyer Jerry Skinner, on behalf of 40 families of relatives of victims of the crash filed in the European court of human rights the claim against Russia and its President. Victims seeking $330 million in compensation.

“If it is awarded, it will have more symbolic value than real impact. It is the recognition that man became the victim of a crime and receive compensation for it… Most people want to see the results of the investigation, want to see an admission of guilt”, – said the Skinner.

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