Lawyer justifies naming Putin in MH17 crash lawsuit: ‘Nothing happens in Russia without his approval’

Source : 112 Ukraine

Families of MH17 crash victims sue Russian president and Russia
16:05, 23 May 2016

Lawyer of MH17 victims’ relatives Jerry Skinner claims, that naming Russia and Vladimir Putin in MH17 lawsuit is justified, because the President controls the state and is responsible for its actions, reports RBC quoting Reuters.

‘Nothing happens in Russia that he doesn't approve of, therefore vicariously he's responsible’, - Skinner told Reuters in an interview on Monday in Sydney.

The aviation lawyer from the USA, Jerry Skinner, is seeking $330 million from Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in 2014. The lawyer claims,  Russian President Vladimir Putin must be held responsible.

Jerry Skinner is sure of the case’s success but admits it may take years: 'I am confident in saying that it was the Russians who caused this event to occur'.

The Malaysian Airlines' Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine in the held territory by Russian-backed militants on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

Related: ‘Linking anti-Russian sanctions to the Minsk deal is absurd’: Putin’s spokesman

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Related: Sky News Australia: coroner qualifies deaths of MH17 passengers as 'mass murder'

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