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Barack Obama Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Jet downing an ‘outrage’

18 Jul, 2014

Obama says the pro-Russian fighters can not have shot down Flight 17 or other aircrafts recently downed in the region “without sophisticated equipment and sophisticated training, and that is coming from Russia.” He warns of a thorough and complicated investigation of the crash and scolds Russia for training and equipping the rebels who appear to be responsible for the attack:

No one can deny the truth that is revealed in the awful images that we all have seen, and the eyes of the world are on eastern Ukraine, and we are going to make sure that the truth is out.

He calls for an immediate cease-fire in the region and for a “credible international investigation” into what happened.