Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed the Ukrainian government for the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people on board.

The government in Kiev is responsible for the fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian rebel forces which caused the downing of the civilian aircraft, Putin said at a cabinet meeting last night, according to a transcript released by the Kremlin. Putin has repeatedly denied Russian involvement in the fighting in Ukraine.

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US President Barack Obama on Friday squarely blamed Russia and its President Putin for the outrageous shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines civilian flight that killed 298 people, saying separatists in Ukraine who brought down the plane could not have done it without Russian support, training, and arms.

At a White House press conference, President Obama, despite saying he did not want to "get ahead of the facts," repeatedly put Russia and its leadership in the dock for their backing of Ukraine's pro-Moscow separatists. Beyond the Malaysian Airlines tragedy, it is not possible for separatists to shoot down so many planes, including fighters, without sophisticated equipment and training; and that is coming from Russia, Obama maintained.

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On the July 16, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down in eastern Ukraine. This awful catastrophe caused death of 298 people, 80 children among them. Whatever the geopolitical framework surrounding the event, this is an awful human tragedy. A tragedy numerous families share.

The worst of any international tragedies is brought out when some people or even whole governments try to speculate on a disaster, while pursuing their own interests and goals. What was the Ukrainian reaction that came right after the crash was announced? It was a call for a NATO and U.S. ground military operation against the rebels in Eastern Ukraine.

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Malaysia is demanding immediate and unrestricted access to the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site and guaranteed safety for its officials and those of the joint international investigation team.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia also demanded that all human remains be allowed to be recovered, identified and repatriated.

He said Kuala Lumpur was deeply concerned that the international team was effectively being prevented from entering the crash site.

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