In the U.S. state of Illinois the relatives of those killed in the crash Malaysian MH17 in the Donbas has filed a class action lawsuit against Russian citizen Igor Girkin (strelkov), who is accused of involvement in the accident. About it reports «Voice of America».
«18 relatives of the dead passengers Boeing require the leader of Pro-Russian separatists 50 million dollars compensation for each victim», — stated in the message.
Girkin accused on three counts: murder, accident and destruction of the aircraft and the violation of international law, and in cahoots with his Deputy Sergei Petrovsky.
It is noted that the claim is substantiated the involvement of Girkin to the plane crash. In particular, it says that in the summer of 2014, when the accident occurred, Girkin was in command of the army and the separatists with help from Russia at the Donbass was delivered rocket launcher from which the plane was shot down.
The relatives of the victims accuse Girkin and that he ordered the separatists to collect belongings of the deceased and transfer them to «Fund of defense of DNR».
The lawsuit also refers to linking Russia to the plane crash.
We will remind, on July 17, 2014, approximately at 16.20 disappeared from radar screens aircraft airline «Malaysian airlines» Boeing 777, carrying out flight MH17 on a route Amsterdam — Kuala Lumpur. As became clear later, he fell near the town of Torez Donetsk region. Fallen on Board the aircraft were 298 persons. They all died.
Experts believe that the plane was shot down using a missile system «Beech», which arrived from Russia.
13 October 2015 was published the report of the international Commission on the crash malaysische Boeing flight MN17. It said that the flight MH17 was shot down by a missile from the installation «Beech» series 9М38 with combat part 9М314М.
In the US filed a class action lawsuit against Girkin in the case of downed MH17 25.02.2016