July 31, 2014

The Kremlin Floats an Exit Strategy

Brian Whitmore, Radio Free Europe

The Associated Press

There are other signals that a change in the Kremlin line may be coming. In an interview with CNN on July 22, Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin suggested reports that the rebels in eastern Ukraine thought they had shot down a military aircraft around the same time that MH17 crashed suggested they weren't really culpable.

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