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    Ukraine says it has proof Russia supplied missile launcher
    Jul20

    Ukraine says it has proof Russia supplied missile launcher

    The Ukrainian government said Saturday that it had proof that Russia provided the surface-to-air missile system that shot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard. Ukraine accused Russia and separatist rebels in the east of trying to cover up their role by blocking recovery workers from the crash...

    U.S. Intel Points To Russian-Rebel Missile Connection In Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash
    Jul20

    U.S. Intel Points To Russian-Rebel Missile Connection In Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

    New U.S. intelligence assessments indicate that Moscow likely provided pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine with sophisticated antiaircraft systems in recent days, matching evidence put forward by Ukraine and bolstering charges that Russia was the source of the weapon that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 this week, killing 298....

    Experts: Whoever brought down Malaysian jet had extensive training
    Jul20

    Experts: Whoever brought down Malaysian jet had extensive training

    WASHINGTON—Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts.Taking down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, traveling about 600 mph at an altitude of 33,000 feet, required vastly more expertise than, say, firing...

    Airline Apologizes for MH17 Social Media Posts
    Jul20

    Airline Apologizes for MH17 Social Media Posts

    Singapore Airlines was criticized for not offering condolences before posting about their use of Ukrainian airspace following the MH17 crash. …read more Source:...

    Anger and Sadness in Kyiv, as Rhetoric Rises
    Jul20

    Anger and Sadness in Kyiv, as Rhetoric Rises

    Ukrainian officials have further inflamed the rhetoric over the downing of the Malaysian airliner, claiming that a Russian crew was operating the anti-aircraft system that was allegedly used. The accusation comes in an atmosphere of both sadness and anger. On Independence Square, the center of the revolution that ousted the pro-Russian president...

    Who Is Responsible for Downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?
    Jul20

    Who Is Responsible for Downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?

    The Ukrainian government says it has photographic evidence a Russian team is responsible for downing the plane. …read more Source:...

    Candles and Prayers in Dutch Church for Crash Victims
    Jul20

    Candles and Prayers in Dutch Church for Crash Victims

    Hundreds of people attended a church service at Saint John Cathedral in Den Bosch, southern Netherlands, on Saturday (July 19), to pay respect for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The plane, which departed from Amsterdam en route to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on Thursday (July 17) about 40 km (25 miles) from the border with Russia near...

    Malaysia Airlines defends war-zone flight path
    Jul20

    Malaysia Airlines defends war-zone flight path

    Company says its pilots did nothing wrong flying over eastern Ukraine, but damage done to carrier may be irreparable …read more Source:...

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet
    Jul20

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    On Friday, Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency also quoted Konstantin Sivkov, director of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, as saying Buk missiles should be provided with external systems of target identification, that is, radio-location systems. Social media postings from the rebels in the immediate aftermath of...

    David Cameron: Russia To Blame Over Malaysia Airlines Crash If Rebels Responsible
    Jul20

    David Cameron: Russia To Blame Over Malaysia Airlines Crash If Rebels Responsible

    LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday that if it were proven that Ukrainian separatists were behind the downing of a Malaysian jet carrying 298 passengers, Russia would be to blame for having destabilized the country. “If this is the case then we must be clear what it means: this is a direct...