Search: Ukraine,MH17 (7 materials)

Silence in the Air on Eastern Ukraine

... are also very few Western reporters in eastern Ukraine, which is viewed (correctly) as a highly dangerous environment. With Russia's hand behind the rebels, as well as Moscow's complicity in the downing four weeks ago of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 firmly imprinted in the Western readers' and viewers' minds, the media can safely move to other issues. Yet, the toll of human suffering in Eastern Ukraine continues to rise. To about 1,500, in terms of the lives lost—which compares to Gaza, even though spread over a period of four months rather than four weeks. To about 800,000, in terms of refugees and internally displaced persons, which ...

12.08.2014

Vladimir Putin faces dilemma over Ukraine of empire or nation-state

... Russia's model of development depends on them, since no other visions of the future are available yet. The tragedy of Flight MH17 puts the question squarely. If the blame is placed on the pro-Russian insurgents, which is effectively already happening,... ... a difficult dilemma – either to increase support to the de-facto separatist "peoples' republics" in eastern Ukraine, provoking large-scale sanctions, or to distance itself from them, prompting harsh accusations of betrayal inside Russia....

05.08.2014

MH17, part of larger Ukraine crisis, likely to be politicized

... which they did. While receiving the plane's black boxes from the rebels, the Malaysians treated them as a local authority, and not, as Kiev would have it, "terrorists." The Europeans postponed imposing new sanctions on Russia yet again. The MH17 crisis within the larger Ukraine crisis is likely to lead to the politicization of the conflict. It is quite clear that, absent massive military support or a large-scale invasion by Russia, both of which are increasingly unlikely, the insurgency will probably morph over time ...

28.07.2014

The Downing of MH17 – A Perspecitve of Intrigue or the “HALO Effect”?

... of UKRAINE works closely with USA and the Regime of Israel. All have a track-record of shooting down Civilian Planes. In 2001 Ukraine “by Mistake” shot down a Russian Civil Airline killing 78 People – women and children included. The ... ... 114 a regularly scheduled flight from Tripoli to Cairo via Benghazi in 1973, killing all but 6 people. Might they done this to MH17 in an attempt to instigate military responses or to distract the world from the atrocities they are committing at home or ...

24.07.2014

We really need to know the truth, no matter what the truth is

... Russian International Affairs Council discusses criticism of President Vladimir Putin's support for pro-Russian militants in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down Malaysia flight MH 17 , and Putin's failure to insist that the crash area be secured ... ... given unfettered access. EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: Back to our top story now: the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which has so enraged the international community. But Russians are getting an entirely different version of events, including ...

23.07.2014

Ukraine and the aftermath of the downing of flight MH17

President Barack Obama, in his televised address on Friday, called for a careful investigation into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over eastern Ukraine. He left little doubt, however, as to whom he and the US government considered responsible. The Malaysian plane was hit by an air defence missile, he said, fired from the territory held by rebels backed and armed by Russia. Russian president Vladimir ...

21.07.2014

Malaysia and Ukraine

The downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane on Thursday over Eastern Ukraine catapults the crisis there onto the global plane. Nationals of several countries, more than half of them Dutch, are among the victims. The UN Security Council will meet in New York. An international investigation has been called for. The story ...

18.07.2014

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