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 Poroshenko Calls the Boeing Downing a Terror Attack and not a Crash

Today, approximately at 16.20 (Kyiv time) a Malaysia Airlines aircraft Boeing 777, flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur has vanished off radars.

Censor.NET reports that according to the press service of the President, in recent days, this has become the third tragic accident following AN-26 and SU-25 aircrafts of the Ukrainian Armed Forces downed from the Russian territory. We suggest that this aircraft could also be attacked and emphasize that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have not taken any actions to strike targets in the air.

On behalf of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko expresses the deepest and the most sincere condolences to families and friends of those who died in this terrible tragedy.

All possible search-and-rescue operations are being carrying out.

President Poroshenko addressed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to set up an Emergency State Commission for the thorough investigation of this tragedy.

The President has invited the ICAO and other international experts including Dutch and Malaysian representatives to join the investigation efforts.

We are confident that those responsible for this tragedy will be brought to justice.

According to the President's press secretary, the Head of State called it a terrorist act and not a crash.
 
 
 
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