The families of the victims of the crash in Ukraine MH17 won a lawsuit against Igor strelkov

The families of the victims of the crash in Ukraine MH17 won a lawsuit against Igor strelkov

In the United States, the court upheld the claim of relatives of 25 victims of the disaster Malaysian Boeing in the South-East of Ukraine against the former Minister of defence DND Igor Girkin (strelkov). Information about this is available on the website of the program Zembla that aired on the TV channel VARA. That claim, reporters learned from the lawyer of the applicants.


A class action lawsuit, the families of victims of the crash in the summer of 2015 filed in U.S. District court for the Northern district of Illinois. The dead whose relatives went to court, had the nationality of the United States and the Netherlands.

The counsel for the appellants believes that Girkin is responsible for the crash of the Malaysian airliner in July 2014 in the South-East of Ukraine.

The court granted a class action lawsuit in December 2017. the decision States that Girkin should pay each of the applicants $20 million — $10 million in moral damages and another $10 million in damages.

The probability that Girkin will pay “virtually zero”, according to ZEMBLA. According to relatives, the court’s decision is symbolic. It is necessary to attract the attention of the world community to the problem.

“If these people somehow make me pay the money, then I will have to live the next thousand years. More comment I have nothing,” commented RBC Girkin.

Boeing 777 “Malaysian airlines” July 17, 2014 was shot down over the South-East of Ukraine. The plane was EN route Amsterdam — Kuala Lumpur. On Board were 298 passengers. They all died. The security Council of the Netherlands came to the conclusion that the plane broke apart in the sky because of being hit by a missile “earth — air”, issued by the Buk missile.