Gen Y News Project #1   Leave a comment

The current events I’ve been hearing the most about are the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down in Ukraine and the conflict in Gaza.

I’m sure this project will take on a life and direction of it’s own soon, but for now, as I’m simply trying to increase my own awareness, this project will be largely focused on summaries and related topics.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile four days ago on July 17th while flying over a region of Ukraine controlled by Ukrainian separatists. Social media posts by Ukrainian separatists took responsibility for the attack and threatened to shoot down future planes flying through their airspace. As of now, the Ukranian government and pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists are both denying involvement in the attack.

For days, Ukrainian separatists obstructed investigation of the crash site. Furthermore, the bodies of the victims were left at the crash site for many days before they were surrendered by the separatists today.

More and more evidence has come to light regarding the involvement of the separatists in the attack. We will have to wait and see how this conflict is resolved.

Related Articles:
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/17/timeline-of-events-in-malaysia-airlines-crash-over-ukraine-live-blog/
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/world/europe/putin-calls-for-talks-in-ukraine-and-a-robust-crash-investigation.html

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Posted July 21, 2014 by aderyngrace in Gen Y News Project

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