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    UN: Downing of plane may amount to war crime


    by PressTV

    The UN says it could consider the possible shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 in east Ukraine as war crime.

    The UN rights chief also condemned the reported downing of the passenger plane as a horrendous crime. She’s demanded an independent and impartial investigation into the incident. The West accuses pro-Russian militias of shooting down the aircraft that was carrying nearly three-hundred people. Areas around the plane’s crash site are the main battlefield between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian forces these days. The militias say they've lost control of part of the area. The intensified fighting has also prevented international investigators from reaching the area.