NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 2014
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(Donetsk: Keir Simmons) The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in a pro-Russian rebel-held area of Ukraine updated; scenes shown of the rail cars carrying bodies away from the crash site, Dutch investigators inspecting the bodies, armed rebels, and wreckage being pulled from a pond. [INVESTIGATOR – says we are starting with the identification process.] The handover of the black boxes and violence in Donetsk noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) US intelligence tying Russia to the missile that brought down the plane and Russian President Vladimir Putin’ blaming of the Ukrainian government and the US noted. [President OBAMA – says Putin has direct responsibility to compel the rebels to cooperate with the investigation.]
(Amsterdam: Katy Tur) The ongoing anguish of the families featured; photos shown of victim Elsemiek de Borst. [Elsemiek’s father Hans de BORST- says his child lies in a field and no one can reach her; reads his message to Putin.]