President Obama declared Monday that “the burden is now on Russia” to demand open and unfettered access to the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet from Eastern Ukrainian militants.
“Given its direct influence over the separatists, Russia and President Putin in particular have a direct responsibility to compel them to cooperate with the investigation,” Obama said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that no one should use the MH17 plane crash “to pursue their own political goals.”
He made the comment in a brief statement released by the Kremlin. Putin said Russia has called repeatedly on all parties involved in the conflict in Ukraine to stop fighting and initiate negotiations immediately.
Putin said the tragedy could have been avoided if Ukraine hadn’t resumed its military operations targeting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in late June.
Russian President Putin has the European’s by the economic balls….
They have been hesitant to push on the Ukraine issue ….
As long as they continue to be hesitant ?
Putin will continue to have wiggle room….
And he isn’t gonna ‘man-up’ as Sen. Feinstein has asked him to do….
There is little if any pressure on the Russian President to do so now, nor has their been since this whole Ukraine thing started…Putin does NOT react well to indirect threats…Share on Facebook