Malaysian aircraft destroyed killing hundreds of innocent victims over Ukraine airspace.
Are Russia to blame?
By now the world has all heard of the shocking events that took place on Thursday involving airline flight MH17. The airliner, which was shot out of the sky, crashed and killed all 298 people on board. The crash site landed over Eastern Ukraine, in the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Many forces believe that pro-Russian separatists were to blame for the downing of the aircraft, murdering its crew. The flight was on course from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The majority of citizens on board were Dutch. One was dual American. The others include 43 Malaysians (including 15 crew), 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians and 10 Britons (including one with dual South African nationality), four Germans, four Belgians, three from the Philippines, and one each from Canada and New Zealand.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied being at fault nor any involvement with Russia and added Ukraine “bears responsibility” for the crash. The Ukrainian government claim the pro-Russian rebels removed 38 bodies from the crash site leading to calls of cover ups.
The separatists were also accused of stealing luggage from the deceased crash victims. They also took the black box recorder and said it was “on its way to Moscow.” Why Moscow are receiving the box as well as amid fears of evidence tampering casts a dangerous light on Russia and its interactions with the world in these conflicting times.
The plane had also been carrying a UN worker and officials specialising in the AIDS health problem which casts another shadow over Russia with their recent abuses to gay citizens and assumption all gay men carry the predicament.
Ukrainian officials called it “an act of terrorism” and calls for Europe to renew its position with Russia has been mentioned.
It is believed the separatists had significant technology to shoot down the plane traced back to exclusive Russian military systems.
President Obama instantly called President Putin to discuss the situation briefly.
Whilst Putin may choose to deny the issues at hand, and in the case with the benefit of the doubt, if Russia is at fault, it needs to take responsibility rather than deny everything said towards the nation as a general routine.
Putin has had months of time to de-escalate the Ukrainian crisis and why this still continues is amazing to all among the world. Putin can call off the rebels at any time and should do so.
If this is a ‘Cold War resurgence’ of recapturing all the previous countries that sought independence from Russia should be left alone and respected. Building relationships with them as communicate countries is what is needed, not to use methods of fear to scare the world or neighbouring countries. This will only ever make Russia and Putin look weak, something they think responsibility would do instead.
What President Putin fails to understand is that any actions from pro-Russian separatists directly affect Russia and its influence on them. Reports claim the separatists were trained by Russian troops and are being used to conduct the fighting in Ukraine to directly shift full Russian blame.
The evening following the crash, on Friday, totalitarian dictator David Cameron was enjoying himself in London’s glitzy West End at the theatre watching the play Warhorse. He was said to have been informed of the on-going details.
Russia had also been accused of using propagandist methods on its television news station Russia Today, which used to be independent, now said to be influenced by the Kremlin instead. One journalist quit the station over its treatment of the news story.
Pro-Russian separatists claim the Ukrainian forces took down the aircraft.
Inspectors are at the crash site whilst over help to give the deceased as dignified a death as possible are helping retrieve the bodies.
In recent months Malaysia and its airlines have been dogged with trauma after previous flight MH370 crashed off the coast of Australia. The flight remains an unsolved mystery. Its black box flight recorder has not been located and is feared to have lost all its data.
Vladimir Putin’s real life game of Risk is a major one indeed. Putin needs to understand that he does not have to accept the world’s decisions on everything, however the communist state must be able to communicate with the rest of the world despite certain country principals involving democracy and such others. If Putin can show he is a world leader that can effectively stand tall with other nations than impose on them, then he will be respected and considered when making suggestive influence on decisions of the world. Currently, Putin has no trust, respect and effectively with the world, which it spent over forty plus and even centuries to rebuild a communicative platform. Whatever the case, Putin needs to think and act accordingly that will change course in a fair and concise manner that allows everyone to live their lives their way, including Russians. Running around with weaponry only makes a country look weaker by the day, especially if it can stop the fighting at the click of its fingers.