The ECtHR registered a claim by the Netherlands against Russia in connection with the crash of MH-17

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has registered the claim of the Netherlands against the Russian Federation in connection with the collapse of Boeing in Ukraine in July 2014. This was reported on Wednesday, July 15, on the court’s website.

“The Government of the Netherlands has filed an application with the ECtHR against Russia. This is connected to the crash of Boeing, which was carrying out the MH17 flight over the territory of Eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014,” the ECtHR website reported.

The ECtHR explained that the Dutch government claims that the plane was shot down from the Boeing anti-aircraft system, which allegedly belonged to Russia.

“The interstate application was registered under the number 28525/20,” the TASS agency quoted a court representative as saying.

On December 12, 2019 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation detected the Netherlands in an attempt to conceal the mistakes in the investigation, and on November 14 the agency said that the joint investigation group (JIG), formed to investigate the crash of Boeing 777, adjusts the materials to a pre-determined decision.

Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777, which operated the MH17 flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in eastern Ukraine on July,17 2014. The victims of the crash were 298 people.

The incident was investigated by the SSG under the leadership of the Netherlands Prosecutor’s Office without Russia’s participation. Moscow was not allowed to investigate and is accused of having allegedly taken the Buk SAM to Donbass, from which the plane was hit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in May 2018 that Moscow had no reason to trust the results of the investigation because it was not allowed to do so. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad expressed his dissatisfaction with the progress of the investigation, calling it politicized and aimed at putting the blame on Russia.