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    MH17: US intelligence says Russia ‘created conditions’ for plane disaster
    Jul23

    MH17: US intelligence says Russia ‘created conditions’ for plane disaster

    US officials stop short of blaming crash directly on Moscow and say separatists likely shot down plane by accidentUS intelligence officials accused Moscow of “creating the conditions” that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed...

    Flight MH17: identification begins after bodies from crash site arrive in Kharkiv
    Jul23

    Flight MH17: identification begins after bodies from crash site arrive in Kharkiv

    Interpol says it has begun preliminary work on remains, which are to be flown to the Netherlands this weekInternational experts have begun the process of identifying the bodies of those who died in last Thursday’s Malaysian Airlines plane crash, after a train carrying their remains arrived in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on...

    EU announces further sanctions on Russia after downing of MH17
    Jul23

    EU announces further sanctions on Russia after downing of MH17

    Proposals will not be applied immediately as Putin urges rebels to cooperate with investigators for the first timeThe European Union will expand its sanctions blacklist to target Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and draw up further broad measures including an arms embargo and financial restrictions on Russian businesses, EU foreign ministers...

    Ukraine’s ‘hotheads’ | @guardianletters
    Jul22

    Ukraine’s ‘hotheads’ | @guardianletters

    Angus Roxburgh (Comment, 22 July) describes the “rebels” in eastern Ukraine as “drunken, gun-toting hotheads”. Some facts are in order. Ukraine’s democratically elected President Yanukovich was overthrown in a western-backed and largely fascist-led coup. In response the people of Donetsk and Luhansk, who had...

    Why did so many people share graphic images of MH17 crash site on social media?
    Jul22

    Why did so many people share graphic images of MH17 crash site on social media?

    Horrific and unfiltered images of plane debris, dead bodies and the personal belongings of those who died in the Malaysian Airlines crash were shared widely on social media within minutes of the disasterEyewitness photos from the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 appeared on Twitter within minutes of it crashing into fields near the...

    Odessa film festival plays on, despite Ukraine’s sea of troubles
    Jul22

    Odessa film festival plays on, despite Ukraine’s sea of troubles

    ‘Cannes of the East’ festival went ahead after crowdfunding campaign, despite intense violence and the aftermath of the MH17 crash Cannes prizewinner to direct film on Crimean unrest Maidan review an unblinking look at Ukraine’s history in actionOdessa is “the pearl of the Black Sea”, a Ukrainian city full of lovely...

    Tories face calls to hand back £160k given by Russian for tennis match
    Jul22

    Tories face calls to hand back £160k given by Russian for tennis match

    Wife of deputy finance minister under Putin in 2000, won auction at fundraising event to play with Cameron and JohnsonThe Conservative party is facing calls to hand back £160,000 given to its general election fighting fund by the wife of a former minister in Vladamir Putin’s government after she won an auction at a fundraising...

    Flight MH17: Russia must be sent clear message, says Hammond – video
    Jul22

    Flight MH17: Russia must be sent clear message, says Hammond – video

    The foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, says the EU must send a “very clear signal to Russia” that it cannot continue its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, while welcoming the beginning of the repatriation of many of the bodies of victims from flight MH17 … …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainians report sightings of missile launcher on day of MH17 crash
    Jul22

    Ukrainians report sightings of missile launcher on day of MH17 crash

    In Torez, some say missile’s journey through town has been a hot topic but people are scared of talking to outsidersClaims by pro-Russia separatists in east Ukraine that they have never been in possession of the missile launcher apparently used to down flight MH17 are looking increasingly flimsy, as several witnesses told the Guardian they...

    MH17: five of the most bizarre conspiracy theories | Padraig Reidy
    Jul22

    MH17: five of the most bizarre conspiracy theories | Padraig Reidy

    From Zionist plots to the Illuminati, some wildly imaginative alternatives are being promoted by the likes of Russian TVThere are several versions of the phrase: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. While the sentiment is not entirely applicable to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over...

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