The relevant documents from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois were obtained by Dutch public television program Zembla.

According to the report, relatives of 25 MH17 victims filed a lawsuit demanding compensation. The proceedings were opened against Igor Girkin, who at the time served as commander of militants and as the so-called “DPR defense minister.” According to the court ruling, the total amount of compensation to the relatives of the victims should be more than $400 million.

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