CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 2014
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(Donetsk, Ukraine: Mark Phillips) The start of the investigation of the plane crash featured; scenes shown of the rail cars carrying the bodies away from the crash site, Dutch investigators inspecting the bodies, armed rebels, and emergency workers going through personal property; details given about the handover of the black boxes to Malaysian officials. [Investigator Peter VAN VLIET- says the storage of the bodies is good of quality.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) US intelligence tying Russia to the missile that brought down the plane noted; Ukrainian government video showing a missile launcher crossing into Russia shown. [President OBAMA – wonders what the separatists are trying to hide.]
(Moscow: Clarissa Ward) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy for handling the allegations of Russian complicity in this tragedy reviewed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Amsterdam: Elizabeth Palmer) The mourning of the victims’ families in Amsterdam featured; scenes shown of the memorial at the airport; details given about the Dutch government’s demand for full access to the crash site, which has been contaminated & looted. [WOMAN – tells Putin to send her children home.] [MAN – says it’s time to show Putin he’s gone too far.] [British Prime Minister David CAMERON – says Russia needs to know that action will follow if there isn’t a radical change in the way they behave.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The decision by Malaysia Airlines to re-route a flight from Kuala Lumpur to London over war-torn Syria after its normal route over Ukraine was closed reported; map shown.