Malaysian airliner was taken down over eastern Ukraine

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MOSCOW: Ukraine shut the airspace over the eastern regions where it is accomplishing a security operation opposed to the pro-Russian separatists, the country’s infrastructure ministry stated a day later than 298 people deceased in a plane crash near the Russian border.

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The ministry stated on its web site that the airspace was completely shut down over the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions where fighting has been furious and also somewhat banned flights above the neighboring Kharkiv region. Russian airlines have also set their flights to Ukraine later the incident. The previous day Malaysian airliner was taken down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising stakes in a dispute between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.

Militants fighting to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia of deriding the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with a heavy, Soviet-era ground-to-air missile as it took flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

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