Who is to blame for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 ? Is it Ukraine? Is it the pro-Russian separatists? Or is poor communication to blame?
No one is claiming responsibility for the incident, as accusations are flying back and forth.
Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk has blamed the pro-Russian separatists, who he describes as “terrorists.”
Yesterday, Yatsenyuk reportedly called on authorities to “support the Ukrainian government to bring to justice all these bastards who committed this international crime,”according to CNN.
On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin is blaming Ukraine’s recent stringent military operations against separatists for the violence and volatility in the region.
Other sources purport that perhaps it is neither party’s fault, instead; poor communication is to blame. According to Daily Mail, the Malaysia Airlines crew was thought to have known about the “no-fly” zone spanning between Crimea and South-Eastern Ukraine.
However, a preliminary classified U.S. intelligence analysis, reveals that the missile that hit the aircraft was “likely fired by pro-Russian separatists inside Eastern Ukraine.”
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the passengers.
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