45726
Damages Settled for MH17 Crash Victims
International

Damages Settled for MH17 Crash Victims

Malaysia Airlines has settled damages with the relatives of most victims of the MH17 crash, the lawyer representing the victims, Veeru Mewa, says.
Flight MH17 was shot down exactly two years ago over territory held by pro-Russian separatists, killing all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch.
Dutch media say there are no further details because both parties have agreed to secrecy, BBC reported.
A memorial service was held for the victims on Sunday near Schiphol.
Under the Montreal Convention, which regulates air travel, airlines must pay damages of up to about $145,000 to victims’ families, regardless of the circumstances of a crash.
Sunday’s anniversary was also the deadline for submitting damages claims.
Now an agreement has been reached, a long process for the relatives has come to an end.
Dutch prosecutors say they are still waiting for Russia to provide information on the downing of Flight MH17.
The West and Ukraine say Russian-backed rebels were responsible, but Russia accuses Ukrainian forces.
Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in July 2014 at the height of the conflict between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
Last year, a Dutch report concluded it was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile, but did not say who fired it.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/VUGvzy
  1. http://goo.gl/wGZNBq
  • http://goo.gl/5Rv9qC
  • http://goo.gl/W9yTzk
  • http://goo.gl/0K40C7
  • http://goo.gl/RPfMfI

You can also read ...

An Afghan man mourns in a hospital after a car bomb, Jalalabad city, Afghanistan on June 16.
A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban...
Boat Migrants Rocked by EU Political Storm Arrive in Spain
The first ship in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the...
South Korea and US soldiers during a joint live firing drill between the two countries, northeast of Seoul on April 26, 2017
The US military has indefinitely postponed major joint...
UN Envoy in Yemen for Crisis Talks Over Hodaida
The UN envoy for Yemen has arrived in Sanaa for crisis talks...
Greece, Macedonia End Naming Dispute
The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord...

Trending

Googleplus