World leaders are demanding a through investigation seeking specific answers following the airliner downed over Ukraine which left 298 dead.
Could this be a midair act of terrorism, or a criminal tragedy that would possibly mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War?
The Ukraine is trying to rally international support against Russia, strongly suggesting that this Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the skies by a missile fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow.
Meanwhile, Russia's Vladimir Putin is now calling for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, urging the two sides to hold peace talks as soon as possible. Mr. flip flop blamed Ukraine for the crash, saying the government in Kiev was responsible for the unrest in its Russian-speaking eastern regions.
But why he did he fail to accuse Ukraine of shooting the plane down, nor address the key question of whether Russia gave the rebels these powerful missiles? Investigators will be looking into these and many other unanswered questions.
To make matters even more complicated, IMF - International Monetary Fund agreed to lend Ukraine billions over the next two years to stave off the threat of economic collapse. However, since conditions in Ukraine are deteriorating, its making it harder for the government to meet the terms of the bailout. Russia has also cut off their gas supplies.
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