Downing of jet may be war crime: U.N.

Jul 28, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT
People look at graffiti on a wall that commemorates the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash underneath a flyover July 26, 2014 in Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack.
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The downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime," the UN's Navi Pillay says. Pro-Russia Ukrainian rebels and the Ukrainian authorities have accused each other of shooting down flight MH17. A Ukrainian official said on Monday that MH17's data recorders show it came down due to "massive explosive decompression" caused by a rocket. Meanwhile, heavy fighting has again prevented an international police force from reaching the crash site. International police want to help secure the huge site so that plane wreckage and human remains can be examined by international crash experts.
Background:
Downing of MH17 jet in Ukraine 'may be war crime' - U.N. [BBC]
Ukraine fighting prevents crash site visit despite international deal [Reuters]

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