US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a former prosecutor, on Sunday built a case holding Russian-supported rebels in eastern Ukraine responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with Russia complicit in the deaths of nearly 300 passengers and crew members.

“A buildup of extraordinary circumstantial evidence … it’s powerful here,” Kerry said.

“This is the moment of truth for Russia,” he said, leveling some of Washington’s harshest criticism of Moscow since the crisis in Ukraine began.

“Russia is supporting these separatists. Russia is arming these separatists. Russia is training these separatists, and Russia has not yet done the things necessary in order to try to bring them under control,” he said.

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