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Russian Official Says Ukraine Responsible for MH17 Crash

Russia’s defense minister says Ukraine bears “full responsibility” for the deadly crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 because the incident occurred in Ukrainian aispace.

Sergei Shoigu made his remarks during a meeting Wednesday in Moscow with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

Western governments have accused Russia of providing pro-Russian separatists with a surface-to-air missile battery that downed the plane in eastern Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly denied involvement.

All 298 people aboard the airline died in the July 17 crash.

A preliminary report released Tuesday on the incident said the plane broke up in mid-air over eastern Ukraine after being hit by many “high-energy …read more

Source: Voice of America

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