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Relatives of downed MH17 passengers accuse Ukraine of not closing airspace over war zone

Relatives of downed MH17 passengers accuse Ukraine of not closing airspace over war zoneThe European Court of Human Rights begins hearing of a claim against Ukraine regarding the MH17 plane crash in Donbas in 2014, Russian newspaper Kommersant reports.

The lawsuit has been filed by four relatives of the passengers who had been killed in the crash.

They accuse Ukraine of not closing the airspace over the combat zone which resulted in the tragedy.

This is the second claim handed into the European Court of Human Rights relating tthe MH17 tragedy. The first one was filed against Russia and its president Vladimir Putin.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in Donetsk region on July 17, 2014.

Criminal investigations are still ongoing but the Dutch Safety Board has determined the plane was targeted by a Russian-made warhead launched off a surface-to-air-missile system Buk by Russian-backed separatist forces.
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