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Muscovites leave apologetic messages outside Dutch embassy

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:56

Muscovites lay flowers and light candles at makeshift memorial outside of the Dutch embassy after downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane that departed from Amsterdam. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Moscow residents lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Dutch Embassy... ...And light candles to honor those who died when a Malaysian Airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, an area held by pro-Russian separatists. None of the 298 passengers survived. One visitor called it "an awful tragedy". (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VISITOR TO MOSCOW DUTCH EMBASSY, NO NAME GIVEN, SAYING: "So many people died, medics among them. But it doesn't matter. And I am convinced that it's our payback for Crimea. This needs to be stopped at any price." U.S. officials said Washington strongly suspects that the Boeing 777 was shot down by a missile fired by Ukrainian rebels backed by Moscow. They have denied any involvement and are pointing the finger at Ukraine.

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Muscovites leave apologetic messages outside Dutch embassy

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:56