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MH17 crash: A tragedy which might change little

The downing of MH17 may stiffen the backbones of the EU and US in their dealings with Russia but is unlikely to be a game changer

By Rodric Braithwaite  

What happened and who was responsible for the horrific destruction on 17th July of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 is still not clear amid the welter of claims, counterclaims, and downright lies. The aircraft’s black boxes may show that it was brought down by a missile. But that will not tell us who fired the missile or why. Nevertheless there are nuggets of what looks like fact.

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