Obama to Putin: Take charge of Malaysia Airlines crash site

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 21, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – “What exactly are they trying to hide?”

That question was asked by President Barack Obama on Monday regarding Russian-backed rebels, said to be blocking the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine.

The president accused them of hampering access to investigators, treating remains poorly, and removing evidence from the site.

President Obama is calling on Russia to rein the rebels in, saying Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, have direct responsibility to compel Russia-backed rebel groups to cooperate with international investigators.

He says the US is committed to finding out the facts and those responsible.

US officials say evidence shows pro-Russian rebels shot down the jet with a missile on Thursday, killing the nearly 300 people on board.

“Our immediate focus is on recovering those who were lost, investigating exactly what happened, and putting forward the facts,” said Obama. “We have to make sure that the truth is out and that accountability exists.”

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  • noz
    21 July 2014 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    this lame duck POTUS can do all the grand talks of nothing but quack, quack, quack, and more quacks. the facts will not change the USA under obummer have made this nation weak in rallying the free world leaders to isolate putin the invaders. free world leaders with putin forcing himself in front of the line, do not listen to obummer, a leader from behind. obozo’s only listeners are his captured freebie takers. complied evidences are pointing to putin itself, the facilitator of advanced weapons downing malaysia airlines. putin is over two steps ahead, to get away as the mastermind of the murders of innocent people on board the commercial airlines, knowingly the USA failed as leader of global leaders. palin and romney were the two who have expressed their suspicions of putin, that he is up to no good, which obama have repudiated during the presidential 12′ campaign and debate. the demonicraps, the RINOS, the populous have given obummer was right, thumbs up on this leader of russia which is putin, gone are the days of invasions, the world is now different, that palin and romney are war mongers of their interjections of putin. the divided populous gave the oval office back to obummer. well, well, all were wrong then and now.

  • Mario
    22 July 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    US blame Putin, Russia blame Ukraine, Kiev Air traffic controller, diverted MH17, into the kill zone and were advised to fly lower at 32,000 ft.instead of 35K ft. Ukraine military said that the rebel separatist does not have any single BUK missile in their inventory. Russia asked to turn-in the Kiev air traffic controller recorder to independent investigator.US CIA Satellite has a photo on the source of the missile fired inside Ukraine. MCCain want to arm Ukraine and send 600 US troops. Another big money from the US mil Indtl Complx. VP Biden son, already a member/owner of Ukraine Oil Company, now we want the whole Russian oil. Calm down, we don’t want 2 superpowers to clash. Russia is the losser on the downing of MH17, Rebel separatist might pull the trigger by mistake, Ukraine is the winner. Are we ready for a 3rd World War….

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