At a meeting with his top economic advisers, Russian President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine is responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 295 passengers. Putin said, “The government over whose territory it occurred is responsible for this terrible tragedy.”
Putin said “I would like to note that this tragedy would not have occurred if there were peace in that country, or in any case, if hostilities had not resumed in southeast Ukraine,”
U.S. intelligence analysis has determined a missile struck the Boeing 777-200 aircraft causing the crash. Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the downing of flight MH17 was “a terrorist attack” by pro-Russian separatists based in southeastern Ukraine.
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