Plane truths

Print edition : August 22, 2014

A pro-Russian separatist stands on part of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane after it crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. Photo: MAXIM ZMEYEV/REUTERS

Members of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe mission being escorted by rebel fighters at the crash site on July 22. Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia blames the U.S. for the state of affairs in Ukraine. Photo: ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP

U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP

The U.S. blames the crash of the Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine on Russia, with the agenda of further tightening the sanctions against Moscow and expanding NATO up to Russia’s doorstep.
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