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Propaganda War Rages Over Jet Shoot-Down



    Propaganda War Rages Over Jet Shoot-Down
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    A pro-Russia militant holds up a stuffed animal as others look on at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 18, 2014.

    Supporters of both Ukraine and Russia are waging a war of words over who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed into a field in east Ukraine Thursday, killing all 298 people on board. Supporters of Ukraine say that it was Russian-backed separatists, or even Russian soldiers embedded with separatists, that shot down the plane using a missile battery. Russia's supporters say the Ukrainian military had an operational Buk anti-aircraft missile battery in the region and is more capable of downing a plane so high up. The U.S. is increasingly pointing the finger at pro-Russian separatists, but is continuing to investigate.

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