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Kerry points finger at Russia over MH17 crash
11:19, 21 July 2014, 1218

AKIPRESS.COM - john kerry U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, BBC reported.

He called on Russia to take responsibility for the actions of the rebels, saying their handling of the dead had been “grotesque”.

All 298 people on flight MH17 died when it was reportedly hit by a missile.

Russia has been accused of providing the rebels with an anti-aircraft system that was allegedly used in the attack.

Earlier, the remains of up to 196 people were loaded on to refrigerated rail wagons in eastern Ukraine, to be taken to an unknown destination.

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called on pro-Russian separatists not to use the bodies as pawns in their conflict with the Ukrainian authorities.

“There are 298 bodies on that site – their families, their loved ones want them home now,” she said.

John Kerry said the U.S. had seen major military supplies moving into Ukraine from Russia in the last month, including a convoy of armored personnel carriers, tanks and rocket launchers.

Intercepted calls suggested a Russian SA-11 missile system had been transferred to the rebels, and the U.S. had seen a video of a launcher being moved back into Russia after flight MH17 crashed.

“There's enormous amount of evidence that points to the involvement of Russia in providing these systems, training the people on them,” Kerry said on a U.S. TV network.

He also threatened further sanctions on Russia and called on European allies to get tougher with President Putin after the “wake-up call”.

There is still no sign of the fully fledged independent investigation which is being demanded by the international community.

Speaking in Donetsk, the biggest rebel-held city in the east, rebel leader Alexander Borodai said the bodies would remain in Torez until international aviation inspectors arrived.


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