Putin and Russia are "Culpable" in Boeing 777 Crash - USA


President Vladimir Putin was "culpable" in the downing of a Malaysian plane.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said this, Censor.NET reports, citing Reuters.

"What we also know is that the Malaysia Airlines jet was brought down by a missile that was fired fromthe ground. It was fired from the ground in an area that wascontrolled by separatists, and in an area where the Ukrainiansthemselves were not actually operating anti-aircraft weapons atthat time," Earnest told reporters.

"So that is why we have concluded that Vladimir Putin and theRussians are culpable to this tragedy," he said.

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Earlier, Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam toKuala Lumpur was shot down in the Donetsk region on July 17. 298people, including 15 crew members, were on board. Shortly after thecrash, separatists claimed responsibility for shooting down amilitary transport plane on social media. Soon they deleted postsboasting about shooting down a plane and possessing a Buk (SA-11)SAM system.

Audio data provided to the press by the Ukrainian security servicerevealed authentic conversations between known separatist leaders.Earlier, i n an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovskyi,commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first timesince the airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraineon Thursday that the rebels did possess the BUK missile system andsaid it could have been sent back subsequently to remove proof ofits presence.

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