Contents tagged with MH17

  • US attorney wants to sue Putin for downing of MH17

    Jerry Skinner, a US attorney, hopes to lay out a case against Russian President Vladimir Putin with the European Court of Human Rights. He wants to sue Putin for $330 million in compensation for relatives of the victims of the MH17 disaster. He wants Putin to be held accountable for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane while it was flying over the Donbas region in July 2014.

    According to Reuters, Skinner, through the Australian LHD law firm, represents the relatives of the victims. …

  • The Kremlin says it is unaware of the lawsuit against Russia over MH17 crash

    The Kremlin appears to still be unaware of the fact that relatives of some passengers of the Boeing-777 that crashed over the Donbas filed a lawsuit against Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin with the European Court of Human Rights. Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary for the President of Russia told Interfax that he has no information on this lawsuit yet.

    On July 17, 2014, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over the Donbas. All 298 people on board …

  • Dutch investigators to determine launch site of missile that brought down MH17

    The Dutch Prosecutor, who is leading the investigation into the people responsible for the downing of flight MH17, stated that the Netherlands has received all necessary information from the U.S.A. concerning the investigation of the Boeing-777 crash over The Donbas, Deutsche Welle reported.

    Fred Westerbeke stated that it is impossible to predict the completion date of the investigation. However, he promised to report the exact site of the anti-aircraft missile launch and its model this summer. …

  • Bellingcat releases names of suspects in downing of MH17

    Bellingcat experts, in a new report on the crash of the plane of Malaysia Airlines, name those who assembled the crew that fired the Buk missile and gave the order to launch the rocket.

    On Wednesday, February 24, the Bellingcat expert group published a report entitled "MH17: alleged suspects and witnesses from the 53rd air defense missile brigade." Using publicly accessible information, a civil investigative journalist managed to restore the movement of the brigade in the summer months of 2014, …

  • Relatives of victims of MH17 file lawsuit against Igor Strelkov

    In the State of Illinois, relatives of victims who were killed in the crash of Malaysian flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014 filed a class action lawsuit against Russian citizen, Igor Strelkov (also known as Igor Girkin). Golos Ameriki reported that Strelkov is accused of involvement in the downing of the passenger aircraft.

    It was also noted that Strelkov is being charged under three Articles of US law: murder, destruction of a passenger aircraft and aiding and abetting the commission of a …

  • The Netherlands: MH17 Tribunal at the UN level is a 'dead end'

    The Netherlands do not plan to return to the idea of having an International Tribunal investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at the United Nations (UN) level.  This was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Bert Koenders, during a press meeting and was reported by Elsevier, an academic publishing company based in Amsterdam. 

    “The government, in cooperation with partners of the joint investigation team, has decided that the best option for the …

  • European Parliament Supports Establishment of International Tribunal for MH17

    The resolution of the European Parliament stated that they support the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for investigating the MH17 incident. In 2014, the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 passenger plane was shot down over the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. The European Parliament also called on Russia to fully cooperate with the international community in order to carry out a full and impartial investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice, the document says.

    Russia’s …

  • Bellingcat: 20 Russian Soldiers Involved In Downing of MH17

    The founder of the Bellingcat group of experts, Eliot Higgins, announced that the company has further narrowed the list of people thought to be involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Twenty Russian servicemen are included on the newest version of the list. In an interview with the Dutch magazine NOS, Higgins stated that the Bellingcat report with the names and pictures of suspects was handed over to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Netherlands.

    The Prosecutor’s Office confirmed …

  • MH17 Tribunal may be formed avoiding UN Security Council.

    According to Julie Bishop, Austalia's Foreign Minister, an independent prosecution tribunal may be formed over Malaysian Ailines flight 17 destroyed in eastern Ukraine last year.A group of nations including Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine are seeking criminal accountability for the justice of victims of the Malaysian jetliner.Ministers from those nations would meet at the United Nations next Tuesday, during the annual General Assembly meeting of world leaders, for …

  • Foreign Policy - Impersonate CIA Spies to Pin MH17 on U.S.

    Not all propaganda is created equal. For every piece of elegantly crafted misinformation meant to sway hearts and minds, there is spin so poorly produced that it borders on the absurd. Case in point, a comically bad audio recording released by the Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda on Wednesday of two alleged CIA agents conspiring to bring down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.

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