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Australia’s PM Abbott says Ukraine crash was murder!


Australia's PM AbbottAmsterdam, August 12 – Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, has said the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine was mass murder. On a visit to the Netherlands to discuss the disaster with Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, Abbott laid a wreath at the military barracks where victims’ remains are being identified.

“Let’s be absolutely crystal clear about what happened,” he said after meeting Rutte in The Hague.”Two-hundred-ninety-eight innocent people were murdered.” Flight 17 was shot down July 17, killing all 298 people aboard, mostly Dutch, Malaysian and Australian citizens.

Malaysia-Airlines-Boeing-777-flightPro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have publicly denied responsibility but one top rebel has told The Associated Press they were involved.A Dutch-led criminal investigation into the plane’s destruction is still in an evidence-gathering phase.