ECHR considers applications, regarding Boeing MH17 crash, against Ukraine

The applicants in this case, relatives of passengers of Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight who died in the crash of the flight on July 17, 2014, claim that the Ukrainian authorities failed to protect their relatives’ life by not completely closing the airspace above the ongoing armed conflict.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement of the ECHR.

The first applicant is Ms Elena Ioppa, a citizen of Germany. She is the mother of Ms Olga Ioppa, born on 2 December 1991, who was a passenger on the flight MH17.

The second applicant is Mr Tim Lauschet. He is German national born in 1991. He is the son of Ms Gabrielle Lauschet, born in 1965, passenger on the flight MH17.

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The third applicant is Mr Chris Kenke. He is a German national, born in 1988. He is the son of Mr Wilhelmus Theorodorus Maria Grootscholten, born in 1960, passenger of the flight MH17.

The fourth applicant is Ms Denise Kenke. She is a German national, born in 1984. She is the daughter of Mr Wilhelmus Theorodorus Maria Grootscholten, born in 1960, passenger on the MH17 flight.

All of them are represented before the Court by Mr Elmar Giemulla, a lawyer practicing in Berlin.

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Boeing-777 of the Malaysian Airlines crashed near Torez city of the Donetsk region in 2014. It was downed by the pro-Russian militants. There were 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board. They all died.

Ukraine has combined efforts with Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, and the Netherlands in developing an international mechanism to prosecute all those responsible for bringing down the aircraft.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that civil aircraft, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), was shot down by militants with weaponry imported from Russia. Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n400739