Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 by a BUK missile brought from Russian territory into a pro-Russian area of eastern Ukraine, the head of the Dutch National Detective Force, Wilbert Paulissen announced during a press conference in the Netherlands Wednesday.
Nearly 300 people died in the incident.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a “unilateral diktat” on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. In a 40-minute diatribe against the West that was reminiscent of the Cold War and underlined the depth of the rift between Moscow and the West, Putin also denied trying to rebuild the Soviet empire at the expense of Russia’s neighbors. “We did not start this,” Putin told an informal group of experts on Russia that includes many Western specialists critical of him, warning that Washington was trying to “remake the whole world” based on its own interests. FULL ARTICLE