Jerry Skinner, an American lawyer who represents the relatives of the victims of the MH17 flight at the European Court of Human Rights, said that Russia deliberately shot down a passenger plane. In his opinion, the goal of the Russian Federation was to accuse Ukraine of shooting down the plane and use this as an excuse to send troops.
“This was done deliberately with a specific intention – to shoot down an airliner and kill innocents … They were transporting tanks, multiple launch rocket systems, equipment, and people. It seems to me that the purpose of the Russian Federation was to accuse Ukraine of shooting down the plane and use this as an excuse to send troops. It was a provocation, they shot down deliberately”, – he said.
Court hearings in the case of the Boeing 777 crash in the skies over Donbas in July 2014 will continue on 28 September. According to lawyers, 76 relatives of the victims have already announced that they want to appear in court.