Ukraine

  • Securing MH17 site a 'dangerous tightrope act': experts 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    Hague: Sending Western forces to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held Ukraine and protect investigators will be a perilous balancing act involving unpredictable separatists and Russian pride. "It's going to be a dangerous tightrope act," defence analyst Justin Bronk said, referring to a Dutch and Australian push to put troops...
  • US says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military 14 hours 50 minutes ago

    Washington: The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also said there was evidence that the Russians intended to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers...
  • MH17: Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands 16 hours 23 minutes ago

    Kharviv (Ukraine): Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Human remains continue to...
  • Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands 20 hours 31 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday. Liudmila Vorobyeva also rejected suggestions that the pro-Russian separatists blamed by Western...
  • "Weeks or months" until Malaysian remains from MH17 can be returned home: PM Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday it might take "weeks or months" before remains of his compatriots who perished in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine can be brought home. Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, had initially sought to have the remains returned by...
  • MH17 tragedy: Who is the real culprit? Yesterday

    The MH17 tragedy has several roadblocks in the investigation. The blame game continues with Russia denying any direct involvement in the attack. Instead, Russia continues to suggest a Ukrainian fighter jet responsible for the tragedy. ...
  • Two planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers arrives in Netherlands 2 days ago

    Two military planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers has arrived in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch royal family received the planes at the airport. Of the 298 people who died, 193 were Dutch citizens. The bodies have been taken to the Netherlands...
  • Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets 2 days ago

    Kiev: Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the...
  • Black boxes of downed MH17 arrive in UK for examination 2 days ago

    London: The black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine arrived in the UK on Wednesday for expert analysis by air accident investigators. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said that the black boxes of Flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 had been delivered to...
  • A Kiss, A Prayer: The Last Hours of MH17's Victims 2 days ago

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash 2 days ago

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push 2 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travellers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination's vital tourism sector at risk. Even before Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down on Thursday over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in an apparent...
  • MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis: Malaysia 2 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Wednesday said the black boxes from Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last week, will be sent to British aviation investigators for forensic analysis. The international investigation team led by the Netherlands has decided to pass the black boxes, which record cockpit activity and flight...
  • MH17 air crash: 282 bodies reach Kharkiv in Ukraine 2 days ago

    A train carrying the 282 bodies recovered from the crash site reached Kharkiv in Ukraine on Tuesday. Authorities are now working to try and fly the bodies to their families in Netherlands. ...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet MH17 'by mistake': US officials 3 days ago

    Washington: The US government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realising it was a civilian passenger flight, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the "most plausible explanation" for the destruction of the...
  • UK experts to retrieve MH17 flight data for international analysis 3 days ago

    London: British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday said. This follows a request by authorities in the Netherlands, from where the plane had flown before it was shot down over Ukraine. The experts, based at...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US 3 days ago

    Washington: The United States has no agenda except for getting to the truth of shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, allegedly by the Russia-backed Ukrainian separatist, the White House has said. "The (US) President's priority is that this investigation should be conducted by an international set of investigators that...
  • MH17 crash: Victim's mother slams Putin, says wants her son's body 3 days ago

    Several tragic stories have come to light after the MH17 tragedy. One such story is of Silena Frederiks whose son was on that ill-fated flight. She has now appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to put pressure on the rebels to return her son's body. ...
  • Russia says MH17 probe should be conducted by 'international community', not Ukraine 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia has called for the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to be led by the 'international community' and not Ukraine, its ambassador to Malaysia said on Tuesday. "This situation is quite unique, the area is a war zone. I think the international community should be flexible...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes 3 days ago

    Ukraine: Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled,...
  • Russia contributing to instability in Ukraine, US alleges 4 days ago

    Washington: Noting that in the last several months Russia has not used its influence to encourage the separatists to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, the US on Monday alleged that Moscow in fact is taking steps that could be actually contributing to the instability in the region. "In the last...
  • MH17:UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts 4 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will on Monday vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country would view a Russian veto...
  • Dutch father angrily 'thanks' MH17 attackers for murdering daughter 4 days ago

    The Hague: A bereaved Dutch father has written a savagely ironic open letter to whoever shot down flight MH17, "thanking" them for killing his 17-year-old daughter Elsemiek, "my dear and only child". "Thank you very much Mr (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, separatist leaders or the Ukrainian government, for murdering my dear...
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to Malaysia 4 days ago

    Kuala Lampur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine. Najib also said that the remains of 282 of the crash victims currently in Torez are being moved by...
  • Dutch investigators inspect MH17 bodies at east Ukraine station 4 days ago

    Torez: Dutch investigators on Monday inspected bodies recovered from downed passenger airliner MH17 which had been loaded on to a train under rebel control, an AFP reporter said. As each of the train wagons carrying a total of more than 200 corpses was opened and examined by two men wearing masks...
  • MH17: Refrigerated train with plane crash bodies leaves Ukraine town 4 days ago

    Hrabove: A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away on Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine. An Associated Press reporter saw the train leave from Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, and...
  • Ukraine fighter jet near Malaysian plane MH17 before crash: Moscow 4 days ago

    Moscow: Russia on Monday said its records show a Ukrainian fighter jet was flying close to the Malaysian airliner just before it crashed and a US satellite was flying over rebel-held Ukraine at the time. Moscow also denied supplying Ukrainian separatists with Buk missile systems or any other weapons as it...
  • Debris from flight MH-17 did not just fall in Hrabove, Ukraine 4 days ago

    While recovery operations are underway to uncover those deceased in the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17, close to Ukrainian village Donestsk, another village not far away from ground zero claims that a major part of the aeroplane has fallen in this village. Even as the villagers collected all the...
  • Fighting flares in Ukraine as MH17 crash investigators arrive 4 days ago

    Donestsk, Ukraine: Fighting flared in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Monday as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week. The fighting in Donetsk served as a reminder of the dangers the experts face working in a war zone....
  • MH17 recovery operation stumbles forward 4 days ago

    Hrabove, Ukraine: The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again on Monday, with more bodies found at the sprawling crash site but a worrisome power outage in the refrigerated train holding over 200 of the dead. The shambolic attempts to investigate by the pro-Russia separatists who control the verdant...