Tag: Malaysian airliner shoot-down

Putin Should Be Worried about Both Reports on Malaysian Plane Downing

October 16, 2015

Staunton, October 15 – The Dutch report on the shooting down of the Malaysian jetliner last year released this week has attracted enormous attention but the report the International Investigative Group promises to release by early next year of the basis of the Dutch study may deserve even more. Together, they should give Vladimir Putin […]

Malaysian Plane Shoot Down Shows How Far and How Fast Putin has Fallen, Portnikov Says

July 20, 2014

Staunton, July 18 – The shooting down of the Malaysian plane yesterday became practically inevitable, Vitaly Portnikov says, when Vladimir Putin gave the pro-Moscow secessionists “modern arms and a sense that they could not be punished” because they enjoyed the Kremlin’s backing. In a Grani.ru commentary today, Portnikov says that Putin extended that sense of […]