Many have claimed that Russian military was directly involved in the annexation of Crimea and other recent violent events in Ukraine. Many claimed that Russian fighters in Ukraine, or at least Russian weaponry, shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 17, 2014. But, Russia directly denied this and there was little concrete information. But, as reported by the New York Times, a team of prosecutors from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, and Ukraine just released the results of a meticulous investigation into the two-year-old incident, and they directly incriminate Russia. Dozens of Dutch scientists died on the flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and now there is legitimate information about it. But, it doesn’t seem like they or the world can do much. Russia is a nuclear-armed military superpower and they are part of the UN, where they vetoed a Dutch attempt to start an international tribunal over the incident. It seems all the world can really do is share the truth of the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin’s actions. It may make a difference among the minds of Russia’s own citizens and maybe they will be able to elect a more peaceable leader, but at the least, the world can inform its citizens of the danger of Russia and can discourage alliances and sympathy. Furthermore, I believe our nation’s leaders and future leaders should go nowhere near celebrating or honoring Putin and his history of warmongering and tyranny.
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