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Monday, 21 July 2014

Investigation of flight MH17-Kill: UN resolution to halt separatists

The location at the crash of flight MH17 is outrageous: Still hinder separatists search works. The calls for consequences increase, at the UN, as in the EU – but the powerlessness of the West is obvious.

The opening of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia was for the funeral. Six top delegates had been aboard the downed flight MH17 on the Eastern Ukraine, including Joep Lange, one of the foremost HIV experts of his generation.

And so the 12,000 researchers, doctors and activists their five-day meeting began on Sunday evening with a “global moment of silence” – and trodden words: “How cruel these killers seem,” said the human rights activist Michael Kirby. “How much pain we have to endure?”

Mad despair prevails everywhere. The location at the crash site of the MH17 is outrageous: Armed pro-Russian separatists hampered the rescue work on and managed at the weekend almost 200 of the 298 bodies continued. “This is unacceptable and have lost an affront to all those who are nationals,” said the U.S. State Department, which accused the militia “of evidence tampering.”

There is growing global outrage. The U.N Security Council will still advise this Monday on a resolution that calls for a “safe, complete and unfettered access” to the crash site and a “dignified treatment” of the corpses. This was announced by the British ambassador to the U.N Lyall Grant on Twitter.

According to information from Reuters formulated by Australia Council resolution calls for a “comprehensive and independent international investigation” of the launch, in which all states must cooperate. A similar explanation, the Council had already spread at its special meeting on Friday, but without the pressure of a formal resolution.

In the grand coalition in Berlin will even discuss a use of UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine. “For monitoring a common negotiated solution, a United Nations peacekeeping force would be well conceivable,” said the chairman of the defense committee in the Bundestag, Hans-Peter Bartels (SPD), SPIEGEL. Such an insert go “only in everyone’s agreement” – ie “not at the moment”. The idea would fail alone on a Russian veto in the Security Council anyway.

MH17 Investigation: Kerry: “moment of truth” for Putin
 Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in eastern Ukraine

Russia, which is assigned by western intelligence circles a shared responsibility for the disaster, already tried to change the text of the resolution yet. How did it insisted that the separatists are not mentioned, Reuters reported. Even the word “kill” should be “obvious” qualified by the adjective.

The negotiations were overnight while the panel in New York met for informal discussions on the Gaza crisis.

Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took Russia to the duty. He called the MH17-firing in an interview with Fox News, the “moment of truth” for the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin had “all the influence he has,” use the fact that the investigation “integrity” would have. Putin has pledged his support for the transfer of the remains of victims of the crashed aircraft and the flight recorder on Sunday evening, said a Dutch government spokesman after a phone call with the Russian President with Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

The separatists are for the U.S. is more than ever responsible for shooting down – with aid of Russia. The U.S. media reported, citing intelligence sources. Russia has the militias made ​​several SA-11 missile system is available, which were apparently smuggled shortly before the incident in the eastern Ukraine, wrote the “Wall Street Journal”. After the launch of the Boeing 777, the systems were then made ​​back across the border to Russia.

MH17 Investigation:Merkel, Hollande and Cameron threaten Russia with sanctions

Kerry made ​​on Sunday the round of five political TV talk shows and repeated here that Russia was training the separatists in the handling of weapons: “It’s pretty clear that this is a system that was handed over by Russia in the hands of the separatists “he said on CNN. Who but the rocket in question had just shot down, but not Kerry said.

Previously, Kerry had telephoned his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov: Moscow must take “immediate and clear action”, “to reduce the tensions in Ukraine” and to advance the investigation into the crash.

Furthermore, the EU foreign ministers want to discuss in Brussels on Tuesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Fran├žois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron threatened Moscow ahead with further sanctions. Should Russia to not “immediately take the necessary measures,” it said in Paris,’ll have the Foreign Ministers consequences.

The powerlessness of the West has so far been too obvious. Still, the EU imposed sanctions only against individuals and businesses, but not against entire industries. “For too long, too many European countries showed restraint,” Cameron wrote in the “Sunday Times”.

MH17 Investigation: No public recriminations in Berlin

This reluctance prevails even in Berlin. At the head of the Federal Government, there is no direct criticism of Putin. Man wants to keep in touch with the Russian side. Neither of Merkel, who telephoned the weekend with Putin, even by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, there were public accusations to the address of Moscow.

Little was heard on Sunday also from the White House. U.S. President Barack Obama spent the weekend as planned, at his country seat Camp David. “It is rarely a good idea to return from pure show the White House if the situation can be handled by responsible way,” said Obama’s Head of Communications Jennifer Palmieri of the “New York Times”. “Abrupt changes to the schedule may have the unintended consequence to disturb the American people too much.”

This means that the U.S. citizen really did not have to worry, Obama also held firmly to its plan on Sunday on the way back to Washington on a military base undisturbed to play golf – four hours.


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