Last Sunday the Bild am Sonntag reported that a lawyer representing 3 German families of MH17 victims is bringing Ukraine to European Court of Human Rights.
His reasons are what has been obvious from the start. The plane was shot down over Ukraine, and it was the responsibility of Ukraine to ensure the safety of her airspace. If she was unable to do that, she should have closed her airspace. Passenger jets should have never been allowed to fly over an area where military aircraft was being shot down almost daily.
Basically this means that no matter how many groundless hysterical accusations of "Putin's thugs", to use Zbig Brzezinski's terminology, shooting down the plane with a "Putin's missile", to use the terminology of The Sun, (I never thought I could put old man Brzezinski and The Sun on the same level) the party to demand justice from is Ukraine. And hopefully, more people will be smart enough to follow suit.
Despite having about as much evidence for my suspicions as Brzezinski and The Sun, I am actually inclined to believe that the plane was shot down by the Ukrainian army at the behest of Washington. Simply because, the Ukrainian army was the best equipped for the task in the area, and Washington was the biggest beneficiary. Hesitant European countries needed to be convinced of the need to enact sanctions against Russia, and what better way to convince them than by shooting down a plane full of European tourists? Washington immediately blamed pro-Russian separatists without providing any evidence, and the tame Western press obediently repeated the accusation. As a consequence, it became untenable for European politicians to waver on sanctions.