The shooting down of MH17 and its global impact
July 21, 2014
Guests: Corey Flintoff, William Burke-White, Matthew Rojansky
The shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine has caused diplomatic turmoil. A surface-to-air missile hit the Boeing 777 passenger plane last Thursday, causing it to crash, killing all 298 passengers. Among them were Dutch, Malaysian, Australian, British, Canadian and Belgian citizens. One American was killed. President Obama has called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and an international investigation. It is still not certain who fired the missile, but Ukraine and Russia have been quick to point fingers. We have the latest from NPR’s COREY FLINTOFF from Moscow. And we analyze the geopolitical impact of the crash with WILLIAM BURKE-WHITE, Deputy Dean and Professor of International Law at the University of Pennsylvania, and MATTHEW ROJANSKY, Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute.