Watch Video: Malaysia Airlines With 298 People Shot Down in Ukraine-Russia Border

July 18, 2014, By S Ranjita

In another aviation tragedy, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER carry around 300 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in Ukraine along the border of Russia on July 18, 2014.

The flight Flight MH17 that was due to land at 6:10am local time Kuala Lumpur was reportedly shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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Ukraine’s interior minister initially was told by an advisor that the plane was shot down, but there was no proof. Much later, a pro-Moscow separatist leader had claimed that the Ukrainian troops are behind the disaster, although Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has shunned all claims.

Ukrainian and Russian armed forces are both known to have SA-17 missile launchers that can shoot up to 20,000 meters.

Minutes later, images of the debris and dead passengers emerged on news channels and internet from multiple sources.

According to current reports, around 154 people on the flight were Dutch, followed by 43 Malaysians, 27 Australians, and 12 Indonesians. Also identified are passengers from Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada and Philippines. All 15 crew on board were Malaysians.

In latest developments reported by Times of India, American officials are suspecting that the missile that had shot down the airliner was either SA-11 or SA-20, both of which are strangely Russian made.

In another series of development in a report from India Today, the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine has released a tape that they claim have the pro-Russian separatists taking of the plane crash.

For now, Russia finds itself in a tough spot with all things against its favor. United States President, Obama has already promised all kinds of help to ensure the actual reason behind the airliner crash is found out.

The US has already opened its voice on deciding on tougher sanctions, in case Russia doesn’t take charge to defuse the conditions in Ukraine.

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