By: Elena Grace Flores
Majority of the casualties of MH17 are Dutch at 193 people. 42 were Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12, Indonesians, 10 Britons, 4 Germans, 4 Belgians, 3 Filipinos, one American, a South African/ UK dual citizen, Canadian and New Zealander according to CBC News.
“We know that there are Russians who are leaders of the separatists. Some, not all. Some. And we know that the Russians have armed the separatists, trained the separatists, support the separatists, and have, to date, not publicly called on the separatists to stand down or to be part of the solution. … Because of Russia’s linkage to these separatists, they have a greater ability to exert influence and we need Russia to become part of the solution, not part of the problem.” – John Kerry U.S. Secretary of State
The out pour of commentaries from prominent world leaders is definitely giving pressure to the Russian government. Very sad as it may seem, world leaders are united in giving justice to the victims and perhaps closure to their surviving loved ones. This is one kind of tragedy that is hard to get over with – but hoping that the affected will be healed in time!