The lawsuit against Russia over the shooting down of the Malaysian Boeing MH17 over the Donbas in 2014, filed by the Netherlands in the European court of human rights, is nothing more than another blow to relations between the two countries. This is how the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, reacted to the situation. Her comment was published on the Ministry's website.
вЂњAs another blow to Russian-Dutch relations, we perceive the decision of The Hague to appeal to the European court of human rights in connection with the crash of the Malaysian Boeing,вЂќ Zakharova said.
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman criticized the Netherlands for politicizing the case. In her opinion, from the very moment of the tragedy, The Hague acted within the framework ofвЂќ anti-Russian logicвЂќ, which sought out any confirmation of the guilt of the Russian state, and arguments that contradict this version were ignored.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Justice responded to the claim: they categorically rejected the charges and expressed their readiness to defend Russia's position.
On July 3, it became known that the district court of The Hague on the Downing of Boeing MH17 in the Donbas in the summer of 2014 for the first time agreed to attach the data of the Russian company Almaz-Antey to the case and hear its expert. It was claimed that experts will be able to help assess the plausibility of the scenario of an airliner crash from a Buk missile.