Russian State Concern Almaz-Antey is going to sue the EU because of the sanctions against the concern, which caused big profit losses, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Russian media.
The company wants to include losses caused by restrictive measures of the European Union, imposed on it, as well as the cost of a research on the causes of MH17 crash, into the statement of claim on the cancellation of sanctions, which was filed to the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg.
It is reported that the total number of financial losses is unknown, but is likely to make up the loss of millions of dollars. This amount will also include the costs and in the amount of 10 million rubles for the experiment simulating the Malaysian Boeing crash near Donetsk. This was published in Izvestia, with reference to the information provided by Yan Novikov, the general director of Almaz-Antey.
It should be recalled that on October 13 the Dutch Safety Board released the report on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crash investigation. Investigators confirmed that the Russian-built Buk missile hit the plane.
The company making Buk missile systems, Almaz-Antey, gave a press conference on Tuesday morning and said they conducted two experiments proving that the missile could not have been launched from areas under pro-Russia separatist control.
The head of DSB Tjibbe Joustra, presenting the report, said that the Buk missile “impact damage on the wreckage of flight MH17 is caused by a warhead with various types of preformed fragments in the 6-14 mm size range, including one type with a bowtie shape detonating to the left of, and above, the cockpit.”
The missile destroyed the front of the plane, killing the three pilots instantly and causing the rest of the plane to break apart.