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    Families of Boeing MH17 Victims to Sue Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Airline

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    Eight Australian families are filing a lawsuit against Russia, Ukraine and Malaysia, as well as the airline. The company promised to pay about $180,000 for each of 298 passengers killed in the MH17 plane crash.

    MOSCOW, December 4 (Sputnik) — Eight families from Australia, whose relatives died in the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine are preparing to sue Ukraine, Malaysia, Russia, and the airline, The Daily Mail reported Thursday.

    Aviation lawyer from Alaska, Jerry Skinner has taken up their case and is going to hand it over to European Court of Human Rights, according to the newspaper.

    "Something creative is going to have to be done here because this is too big and too complicated for the judicial system to handle on its own and it involves people who will not yield to the judicial system, such as the Russians and the Ukrainians," Skinner said as quoted by The Daily Mail.

    According to the lawyer, the chance is high that the airline along with "the Russians and their allies" are behind the crash.

    "Both of them bear a lot of responsibility for this," he added.

    After the tragedy the airline promised compensation to the victims' families and is ready to pay about $180,000 for each person killed.

    On July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard, among them were 27 Australians. Kiev authorities accused independence fighters of southeastern self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) of shooting down the plane. The southeastern authorities said that they do not have weapons able to shoot down an aircraft flying at the usual altitude of a Boeing 777.

    A preliminary report released by the Dutch Safety Board stated that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was hit by numerous external objects, but there was no evidence of technical shortcomings or crew error and additional investigation was required to better understand the causes of the crash and find those responsible for the tragedy.

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