Russia says confused by Obama's accusations over Malaysian jet crash probe

MOSCOW Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:21am EDT

Alexander Hug (front C), deputy head for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) monitoring mission in Ukraine, stands with members of his team on the way to the site in eastern Ukraine where the downed Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, outside Donetsk, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Alexander Hug (front C), deputy head for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) monitoring mission in Ukraine, stands with members of his team on the way to the site in eastern Ukraine where the downed Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, outside Donetsk, July 30, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is puzzled by U.S. President Barack Obama's suggestion that Moscow was not cooperating with an international investigation into what downed a Malaysian Airline's jet earlier this month, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

"The words of U.S. President B. Obama that Russia is not cooperating with an international investigation into the catastrophe of the Malaysian Boeing cause confusion," the ministry said in a statement.

Obama has said Russia has a direct responsibility to compel pro-Russian separatists to cooperate with the investigation and that the burden is now on Moscow to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking the investigation.

(Reporting by Thomas Grove, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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Comments (7)
RonHG wrote:
More unjustified, and largely unproven, rhetoric from the US, (read NATO), to bait and demonize Russia.

When the MSM is complicit with government in presenting a synchronized storyline, without expanding on the factual evidence and omitting crucial information, any neutral observer can only be left questioning why the US is so intent on bringing down the Russian government to the point of leading Europe into a hot, (and perhaps ultimate), war.

My honest belief is that Washington and the shadow government will stop at nothing to disrupt any challenge to the GR Dollar or their interests in the control of oil/gas reserves and trade.

It’s ALWAYS been about the dollar and oil! The BRICS and any other countries trying to set up alternative blocs to the hegemon have been and must be “democratized”.

We are facing a repeat of the Cuba crisis. Unfortunately there are powerful neo-con elements in Washington and the Pentagon who insanely believe that they could win a first-strike confrontation.

Is there no-one in the mainstream media prepared to report this developing catastrophe with honest, in-depth analysis instead of presenting half-truths and weakly supported assertions?

There is too much at stake for the people to fall for the lies and misrepresentations again.

Ironically, we are barely at the beginning of the MH17 investigations and countries tasked for this mission seem to have already reached their verdict.

We are meant to be intelligent people but, sadly, most of us often formulate erroneous opinions by accepting without question what comes from government and media. With emotive and hysterical headlines ubiquitously presented, we are ”patriotically” led into hating people and countries we often have no sentient knowledge of whatsoever.

Modern corporate journalism is failing us. It has been usurped by those who consider total control as the future. Unbiased articles are becoming a rare commodity.

C’mon Reuters, you CAN do better.

Jul 30, 2014 9:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ProUK wrote:
“Is there no-one in the mainstream media prepared to report this developing catastrophe with honest, in-depth analysis instead of presenting half-truths and weakly supported assertions?”

Journalism cannot always ascribe to your standards. It’s your responsibility to sift through the half-truths and weakly supported assertions.

Jul 30, 2014 11:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MonitorLizard wrote:
Barak Hussein, why don’t you just get your butt over there and give those pro-Russian rebels “what for.”

Aug 01, 2014 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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