Russian manufacturer of Buk missile system demands compensation from EU

The cost of the question might amount to millions of dollars - speaker of Russian concern "Almaz-Antey"
11:25, 16 October 2015

Russian concern "Almaz-Antey", the manufacturer of Buk missile system, which was used to down the Boeing 777 in eastern Ukraine, to include losses incurred by EU sanctions, as well as the cost of the MH17 tragedy investigation, to the petition on cancellation of sanctions against Russia. This petition is already served in the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg. The overall figure for financial losses is not disclosed, but the expense is probably worth millions of dollars,

The final amount will also include also the cost of the experiment simulating the Malaysian Boeing crash near Donetsk, as stated the general director of "Almaz-Antey" concern Ian Novikov. 

The anti-aircraft missile systems manufacturer states that it needs the explanations of the fact of being included into the EU sanctions lists.

Recalling, the Security Council of the Netherlands declared that "Boeing" over Donbas was shot down with Buk missile system. The appropriate conclusion had been released in the report of the Security Council, presented October 13. Also, the head of the Security Council of the Netherlands stated that the risk to civil aviation was undervalued by all parties involved in the conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine.

Malaysian Airlines passenger aircraft was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down July 17, 2014 in the Donetsk region. All 298 people died. Most of the passengers, 193 people, were citizens of Netherlands.

Related: MH17 criminal investigation to continue in 2016 - the Dutch Prosecutor Service

Related: Russian Wikipedia changed article about Buk after final report on MH17

Related: MH17 was shot down from militants-controlled territory – the White House  

Concern "Almaz-Antey" is a Russian joint undertaking in the arms industry, unifying some of the national military enterprises, in particular, the developers of anti-aircraft defence systems. The organisation is the world's 12th-largest defence contractor measured by 2013 defence revenues. In 2013, Almaz-Antey had arms sales of $8.33 billion

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