Contents tagged with MH17

  • Family of flight MH17 victim files a lawsuit in the United States against Russian Sberbank and VTB

    On Thursday, April 4, the relatives of one of the passengers who died on flight MH17 filed a lawsuit in New York City against Sberbank, VTB, and also Western Union and MoneyGram. The family of 18-year-old American Quinn Lucas Schansman accuses them of providing financial services to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). “We realize that we will never get our son back. But we intend to shed light on all those who participated in his murder and bring them to justice,” said the …

  • European Court of Human Rights informs Russia about lawsuits from 380 relatives of MH17 crash victims

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has informed Russian government about the lawsuits submitted by the 380 relatives of victims who were killed in the MH17 flight crash in eastern Ukraine, reads the document published on the ECHR website.

    “They allege in particular that the Russian Federation was directly or indirectly responsible for the destruction of the plane and failed to investigate the disaster properly or cooperate with other investigations”, states the court document.

    The …

  • Russia and Europe negotiate deal on MH17 air disaster

    Russia, the Netherlands and Australia have begun confidential negotiations on the catastrophe in which a Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur was shot down over the Donbas in 2014.

    The first round of trilateral consultations, without announcement or PR accompaniment, took place earlier in March, announced Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok at a press conference in Australia after placing a wreath on the memorial of the tragedy that claimed 298 lives.

    Russia’s …

  • Australia and Netherlands began negotiations with Russia on responsibility for MH17 air disaster

    This month, the Netherlands, Australia and Russia have held their first meeting in an attempt to determine Russia’s responsibility for downing of MH17 flight in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, NOS news agency reported with reference to a joint statement of Australian and Dutch Foreign Ministers at a press conference in Sydney.

    "The First trilateral meeting has been held recently," said Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok.

    Both ministers refused to provide further details about the meeting, citing its …

  • Media: NATO calls on Russia to take responsibility for the crash of Flight MH17

    Ukrinform news agency reports that the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has released a draft resolution calling on the Kremlin to take responsibility for the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 Flight MH17.

    “The Parliamentary Assembly reaffirms its strong support for the investigation of the crash of the MH17 plane in Ukraine, which is being conducted by the Netherlands, and calls on the Kremlin to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2166, to take responsibility and fully join the attempts to …

  • Kremlin claims Russians accused of hacker attack in Netherlands were testing embassy's computer systems

    The Russians detained in April in the Netherlands were supposed to test the embassy's computer systems, stated the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Intexfax reports.

    “The technical equipment confiscated from the Russian representatives were intended for testing the embassy’s information systems for analyzing the security of computer networks in connection with the frequent attempts of cyber-penetration into Russian state institutions,” the statement reads.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry …

  • Russian Defense Ministry claims MH17 was downed by Ukrainian missile

    The Russian Defense Ministry claims that the missile which shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Donetsk province on July 17, 2014, belonged to a Ukrainian military unit.

    At a press conference on Monday, Lieutenant General Nikolai Parshin, chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Missile and Artillery Directorate said  the Russian Defense Ministry has supposedly established that the 9M38 missile for the Buk anti-air system that shot down the Boeing was sent in December 1986 to …

  • Poroshenko signs a bill allowing Netherlands to prosecute in Ukraine those responsible for MH17 air disaster

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill ratifying an agreement with the Netherlands regarding their international judicial cooperation. This decision will allow the Dutch to carry out a legal process concerning the crash of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donbass in 2014, the president’s press office announced.

    President Petro Poroshenko has signed bills “which ratify an agreement between Ukraine and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for international judicial …

  • Moscow expresses dissatisfaction about Ukraine being absolved of any blame in the case of MH17 air disaster

    Moscow expressed dissatisfaction that the Netherlands “took blame off Kyiv for not closing off the air space over the combat area" in the South-East of Ukraine in 2014, where the Malaysian Boeing MH17 crashed. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the action as “blatant” in a statement it published on Tuesday, July 17 on the Ministry’s website.    The Ministry called the conclusions of the joint investigation team on the MH17 case "unsubstantiated accusations." The Foreign Ministry noted that the …

  • EU calls on Russia to admit responsibility for downing MH17 flight

    Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has taken Russia to task for the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Donetsk province of Ukraine on July 17, 2014, Deutsche Welle reports.

    She recalled that in its “independent, professional and unbiased investigation”, the Joint Investigative Team (JIT) reached the conclusion that the Buk missile system which was used to shoot down flight MH17 undoubtedly belonged to the Russian Armed Forces. …