New Cold War
Who is primary responsible?
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down on 17 July 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.
The battalion is now the leading power in Donetsk. It may only consist of a few hundred fighters, but they are armed with anti-tank guns, machine guns and anti-aircraft weaponry. And what began in April as the occupation of the regional administration building has since become a serious territorial conflict.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has confirmed that a military jet was shot down as it approached Lugansk airport... using an anti-aircraft missile.
At least 49 killed after transport jet brought down near Luhansk airport in major blow for Kiev.
... an An-26 transport plane was reportedly shot down near the border.
They say the An-26 plane was hit at an altitude of 6,500m (21,325ft).
Ukrainian military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko confirmed Thursday that a SU-25 warplane was shot down.
"Our flights will not leave NATO airspace," Janzen said. "Regardless, we can observe, we can look a very long way."
Nato said the surveillance flights would "enhance the alliance's situational awareness".
Zum Einsatz zweier Awacs-Aufklärungsflugzeuge, die sich zum Zeitpunkt der Katastrophe über Polen und Rumänien befanden, heißt es in der Stellungnahme, diese hätten die Boeing 777 der Malaysia Airlines zwar per Radar erfasst. Diese Aufzeichnungen hätten sich dann allerdings um 14.52 MEZ verloren - "mit Verlassen der MH17 aus dem Aufklärungsbereich der Awacs-Luftfahrzeuge". Abgeschossen wurde das Passagierflugzeug erst rund 30 Minuten später.
Ukraine had informed the Netherlands about the dangerous situation in its airspace prior to the MH17 crash but ministers did not pass the information on to airlines.