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    The European Court of Human Rights has so far not reviewed a lawsuit launched by Australian families against Russia over the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet downed over Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier, five Australian families, the family members of those killed in the air crash, turned to the ECHR with suit against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The families are demanding $10 million in compensation for each victim of the air crash.

    "A suit is a suit until it is accepted for review by a court, and when the court informs the parties of which side they’re on. Such cases have not been accepted before. The court first of all will make a decision if it is even going to review the suit or not, or if it doesn’t have any sort of likelihood of being won," Peskov told journalists.

    Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed with 298 people on board on July 17, 2014, in eastern Ukraine after being shot down while en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. Kiev and independence supporters in Donbass have blamed each other for the downing of the MH17 plane.

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    suit, MH17 Crash, European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Australia
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