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Putin Cautions Against Using Ukraine Plane Crash For Political Gain

Russian President Vladimir Putin said politicians should not use the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine to pursue "narrow, selfish political" goals. Putin said July 21 in Moscow that Russia is doing everything it can to allow international experts to investigate the scene of the crash that killed nearly 300 people. He also said if Ukrainian authorities hadn't resumed their offensive against pro-Russian rebels on June 28, the tragedy would not have happened. (Reuters)