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 were killed. Bellingcat, the international group of journalists, investigated the crash and found that the passenger plane was shot down by a missile fired from a Russian Buk missile system.

On the 21st of May, 2016, western media reported that an Australian law firm filed a compensation claim on behalf of the families of the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down over the Donbas in 2014. According to Reuters, damages have been sought in the amount of $10 million per passenger.

Russia had not commented on the journalists’ statements at the time of the incident; however the Russian Ministry of defense called the investigation on possible involvement of Russian servicemen a distortion of facts.

The West and Ukraine accuse Russia of supporting pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas. Moscow denies all accusations.

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