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Putin points finger at Ukraine in downing of Malaysia Airlines jet
Putin points finger at Ukraine in downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday again attempted to sidestep any blame in connection with last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet and demanded that international teams be ensured safe access to the crash site. "Everything should be done to ensure [international experts] full and absolute safety, and to create humanitarian zones essential for their work," Putin said in an urgent televised address that also appeared on the Kremlin's official website. "For its part, Russia will do all it can to transition the conflict in eastern Ukraine from today's military stage toward the negotiation phase." Putin didn't clarify how Russia would try...

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