Crisis in Ukraine

07.18.14

Live Updates on the Battle Over MH17

New details about the attack, the victims, and what the world plans to do.

The shockwaves from the missile that destroyed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine on Thursday are still reverberating around the world. U.S. officials and the Ukrainian government blamed the death of nearly 300 people on pro-Russian rebels, saying they used a Russian missile system, but it remains to be seen what price Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay for his reckless gambit in fomenting chaos in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, rebels are reportedly destroying evidence at the site and intimidating international investigators, while the community of AIDS researchers is mourning the death of dozens of their colleagues, including a giant in the field.

Follow the latest with the liveblog of The Interpreter, a website covering Russian media and the war in Ukraine.