A new tragedy with a 777 Boeing of Malaysia Airlines occurred on Thursday afternoon.
The plane was flying from Amsterdam bound for Kuala Lumpur, carrying 280 passengers and a crew of 15 people. It crashed in the eastern part of Ukraine, near the border with Russia.
So far there has been confusion concerning the causes of this new tragedy, however, the information coming from the Ukrainian government is disturbing. Specifically the Ministry of the Interior of the country said that the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile “BUK” type while flying at a height of 10,000 meters, and five minutes before entering Russian airspace.
“Putin’s cynicism and terrorists have no limits. Europe, USA, Canada, open your eyes. Help us. This war is between good and evil. In the video of the impact, some are heard shouting that it is a beautiful sight. That is inhuman”, says the message of a Ukrainian Ministry official.
It should be noted that a large part of the area where the Boeing 777 crashed was currently controlled by pro-Russian separatist rebels. Earlier today, Ukraine officials accused Russia for downing an Antonov An-26 aircraft near the area.
President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin have apparently already talked about the issue and called for an immediate ceasefire.