European Court delivered a decision in Sknyliv tragedy case
Court finds Ukrainian authorities’ response to military air show crash in Sknyliv was satisfactory, but still rules om compensation
The European Court of Human Rights unanimously rendered the decision that Ukraine didn’t violate the right to life, but did violate the Convention on account of the length of the compensation proceedings brought by Ms Mikhno and the lack of any effective remedy to expedite the processing of her claim.
The Court held that Ukraine was to pay Ms Mikhno 3,600 euros (EUR) in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 360 for legal fees. The decision was "published on the official website of the European Court of Humman Rights.
In the cases of Mikhno v. Ukraine and Svitlana Atamanyuk and Others v. Ukraine, the Court decided applications which concerned an air-show at Sknyliv in 2002 during which a military aircraft crashed into a crowd of spectators, killing 77 people and injuring 290.
The proceedings concerning Ms Mikhno’s claim for damages lasted ten years.
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