United States President Barack Obama has called for a global investigation of the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
Obama said the deaths of 298 passengers and crew was a “global tragedy”. He described the attack as “an outrage of unspeakable proportions” that required a credible international investigation.
Speaking at the White House, Obama said Russia, pro-Russian forces and Ukraine must agree to a ceasefire. “The eyes of the world are on Eastern Ukraine and we are going to make sure the truth comes out,” Obama said. “It’s time for peace and security to be restored in Ukraine.” [Read more...]