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Latest Ukraine Items
Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul said Sunday that the United States shares part of the blame in the attack on the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine last week, and that the Obama administration may try and use the tragedy as an excuse to attack Russia.
The Senate approved one of President Obama's fundraisers Monday to fill a vacancy on the United Nations body that investigates aviation incidents like the Malaysia Airlines crash that is roiling eastern Ukraine. But first, his nomination ruffled a political saga on U.S. soil.
Russian-supported rebels backed down and allowed a refrigerated train carrying the bodies of Malaysia Airlines victims out of their territory in Ukraine, as President Obama and other Western leaders warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to speed up cooperation with the crash probe and to rein in fighters loyal to Moscow.
A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.
The downing of the Malaysian airliner that took the lives of 298 men, women and children was not deliberate terrorism. No one wanted to massacre those women and children.
President Obama demanded Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin force separatists in Ukraine to cooperate with international investigators trying to gain access to the crash site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight and to recover the bodies of the 298 victims.
Pro-Russia separatists seized control of recovered bodies from the downed Malaysian airliner Sunday in eastern Ukraine as U.S. and international officials urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in the rebels so investigators could have unimpeded access to the crash site.
U.S.-Russian relations have now officially devolved to Cold War-era levels, said Senate Intelligence chairwoman as she urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "man up" on the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet.
The Russian Federation and its agents may face civil and criminal liability if it is proved that the Kremlin or its operatives supplied the missile that Ukrainian separatists are suspected to have used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.