MH17: Kiev defied warning on airspace

Mo, 12, Otis, 8, and Evie Maslin, 10.

Ukraine sent Australian children over a war zone. Mo, 12, Otis, 8, and Evie Maslin, 10.

(SundayTimes) UKRAINE was urged to close the east of the country to civil aviation days before the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July but ignored the warning, The Sunday Times has learnt.  read more

AM comment: So Ukraine kept commercial airliners flying over a war zone. That’s like a mother allowing her children to walk though a neighbours backyard with pit bulls. Yet Abbott is cranky and imposing cold war like sanction in our name against who — the neighbours, the mother or the baker down the street?

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