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 Malaysia Airlines settles damages with MH17 victims' families, - Reuters

July 17, Malaysia Airlines struck a deal to settle damages claims for most victims of its MH17 flight that was shot down over eastern Ukraine two years ago

Dutch national broadcaster NOS reported, Censor.NET informs citing Reuters.

NOS cited Veeru Mewa, a lawyer representing Dutch victims. Under the Montreal Convention, airlines must pay damages of up to about 130,000 euros ($145,000) to victims' families, regardless of the circumstances of a crash.

Read more: Russia's MoD fabricated images in MH17 crash probe: Bellingcat published new report on catastrophe

MH17 was shot down over territory held by the pro-Russian separatists, killing all 298 passengers and crew. Most of the passengers were Dutch.

See more: Bellingcat confirms authenticity of images of Russian Buk's transportation in Donbas. VIDEO+PHOTOS

Censor.NET has been reporting about the investigation of the catastrophe of Boeing MH17 over Torez in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, and published exclusive photos of the hangar and the submunitions of Russian missile Buk-M1-2, featured in the criminal investigation. Prosecutor's Offices of the Netherlands and Australia have prepared convincing evidence. It was established that submunitions that hit the Boeing exactly match those from the warhead of the latest Russian anti-aircraft missile Buk-M1-2. The system was developed in 1997, put into service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 1998, and was never delivered to Ukraine. In addition, independent experts from Germany, England and Poland studied the fragments of the debris and concluded they were part of a Russian Buk missile. Modern chemical analysis has identified the composition of the metal and found parts of the glass and skin of the same downed Boeing that had been cut by these elements prior to hitting the people.

In November 2015, President Poroshenko visited the Netherlands and said that Ukraine was using its membership in the UN Security Council for investigation of the MH17 tragedy.

In May 2016, Australian law firm LHD filed a lawsuit against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin to the European Court for Human Rights on behalf of relatives of those killed in the Malaysian Boeing MH17. The lawsuit names Putin as accused defendant and demands $10 million for each killed passenger.
 
 
 
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