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Ukraine / Plane Disaster #1127542

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The crash in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with no survivors introduced; map shown; scenes shown of smoke, wreckage of planes shot down earlier by pro-Russian rebels, relatives at airports in Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The uncertainty over whether the plane was shot down by separatists or by Russia featured; scenes shown of the suspected missile system.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The investigation into the disaster reviewed; scenes shown of the debris that is strewn over miles. Efforts to find the black boxes discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Studio: Margaret Brennan) Ukraine’s claim that the jet was shot down by a missile and that there is evidence of Russian military involvement featured; details given about Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko††’s view that the tragedy was an act of terrorism; Tweet from separatist leader Igor Girkin† quoted; tape of an intercepted phone call between a Russian intelligence officer and a pro-Russian militant played. Russia’s claim that the Ukrainian government is responsible noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Live conversation held with CBS News security contributor Mike Morell† about the crash. [MORELL – says it doesn’t make sense that the Ukrainian military is responsible; notes the separatists don’t have an air force; comments on the possible role of Russian President Vladimir Putin.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The division and conflict in Ukraine reviewed. [In Wilmington, Delaware, President OBAMA – says we’re working to determine whether there were American citizens on board.]

(White House: Major Garrett) Obama’s response featured; details recalled about the new US sanctions on Russia; photo shown of Obama on the phone with Poroshenko. Obama’s meeting with his national security team discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The shoot-down of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 by the Soviets in 1983 and the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 by a missile fired from the USS Vincennes recalled.

Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David;
Orr, Bob;
Brennan, Margaret;
Garrett, Major

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