Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) talks to Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev before a meeting on economic issues at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
MOSCOW: Russia President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Ukraine bore responsibility for the Malaysian airline crash in the strife-torn east of the ex-Soviet state.
"There is no doubt that the country on whose territory this terrible tragedy happened bears responsibility," said Putin, quoted by Ria Novosti news agency. "This tragedy would not have happened if there was peace in the country, if military operations had not resumed in the south-east of Ukraine."
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