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#Ukraine

# ukraine - Monday 28 July, 2014

Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime'

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

# ukraine - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Australian and Dutch police scrap MH17 site visit over security worries

Police officers from the two countries were due to recover victims’ remains from the site but heavy shelling has been reported in the village next to the crash site.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

# ukraine - Saturday 26 July, 2014

There are still human remains at the MH17 crash site

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this makes it more important than ever that an international team be dispatched to the scene.

# ukraine - Friday 25 July, 2014

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site

Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.

IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast

Russia was likely to see its economy brought to the brink of recession but the IMF has now slashed the country’s growth forecast.

Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine - US

US officials called Russian artillery fire a “clear escalation” of the conflict.

# ukraine - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Ukraine's Prime Minister has resigned

More uncertainty for the country.

Bodies of MH17 victims keep arriving in the Netherlands

Relatives joined the King yesterday as bodies arrived at Eindhoven airport.

# ukraine - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Valid data downloaded from flight MH17 black box

The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.

Two Ukrainian military jets shot down in rebel-held area

The planes may have been carrying as many as four military personnel.

MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK lab

Former US President Bill Clinton says those responsible “want a divided world”.

# ukraine - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

'From time to time, we screw up': Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage

Colin Brazier has publicly apologised for the incident.

Britain to hold public inquiry into fatal poisoning of former Russian spy

Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London with radioactive tea eight years ago.

Separatists hand over MH17 black boxes, but Australia says there is a "cover-up"

Malaysia Airlines also faced a backlash after one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria.

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.

# ukraine - Monday 21 July, 2014

Remains of MH17 victims to be handed over to Dutch authorities

A deal was reportedly also reached today with Ukrainian separatists over the recovery of the flight’s black boxes.

Opinion: 'It's a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost' HIV

Opinion: 'It's a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost'

More research into Aids would help to protect the most vulnerable groups in society and also honour those who have died.

Books of condolence opened in Dublin for Malaysia Airlines flight victims

Flowers and other tributes have been left outside the Dutch Embassy where one of the books was opened today.

Australia hits out at "shambolic" MH17 response

Tony Abbott called the downing of the plane “a crime”.

# ukraine - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.

Sky News apologises after reporter rifled through luggage of MH17 passenger

“We shouldn’t really be doing this,” reporter Colin Brazier said on air.

All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels

The bodies have been taken to an unknown location.

# ukraine - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Rebels are 'blocking investigators' from MH17 crash site

The Ukrainin government said rebels were blocking Ukrainian investigators from accessing the site

President Higgins has written to Dutch king to express sympathies after MH17

President Higgins said he was “greatly saddened” by the loss of 298 lives.

Family pays tribute to Irish woman killed in MH17 disaster

Edel Mahady’s family said she would not want time wasted hating those responsible for her death.

# ukraine - Friday 18 July, 2014

Irish-born woman among those killed in MH17 crash

298 passengers were on board the plane.

Timeline: Here's everything we know so far about the flight MH17 crash

A run-through of events surrounding the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane yesterday.

Why were commercial planes still flying over Ukraine?

Malaysia’s Transport Minister says flight path was deemed secure by international air authorities, but other airlines were bypassing it for months.

UN Security Council holds minute silence for victims of flight MH17

It stressed the need for “immediate access” by investigators to the crash site.

Obama: 'Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory'

The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia

This dramatic radar image shows airlines reacting to the crash of MH17

Decisive measures were taken.

In pictures: The MH17 crash site

Just outside the town of Grabovo, the wreckage in which 298 people lost their lives lies. Here’s what it looks like.

One of the most crucial air routes in the world cuts through Ukrainian airspace

The area is now a no-fly zone after last night’s crash.

# ukraine - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Malaysian passenger plane shot down by surface-to-air missile over Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines says it has “lost all contact” with flight MH17 from Amsterdam.

East Ukraine airspace has been closed until further notice

Aer Lingus and Ryanair confirm they do not fly over Ukrainian air space and flights are not impacted by the restrictions.

Ukraine accuses Russian plane of shooting down jet

Ukraine’s Security Council also said their troops had been fired on with missiles launched from a Russian village.

# ukraine - Monday 14 July, 2014

Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims

Russian state TV said that Ukrainian troops “crucified” a three-year-old boy.

# ukraine - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests

Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.

# ukraine - Saturday 12 July, 2014

"The rebels will pay...": Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks

Separatists near the Russian border mowed down 19 troops in a hail of heavy rocket fire yesterday.