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Rep. Gerry Connolly: “Putin’s brinkmanship begets yet another tragedy in Ukraine”

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I just got this statement from Rep. Gerry Connolly’s office. Assuming this was pro-Russian separatists armed by Russia, I agree with Rep. Connolly that this is Putin’s fault. The question is, now what? Just horrifying…

Rep. Connolly Statement on Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine

“Putin’s brinkmanship begets yet another tragedy in Ukraine”

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today on the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine:

“My condolences go out to the families of those aboard the downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which crashed today in eastern Ukraine.

“Prime Minister Putin’s illegal action in Crimea and continued brinksmanship begets yet another tragedy in Ukraine, and the international community should be outraged. This latest instance of aggression committed by those who would rather perpetuate a cycle of violence than seek peace, is an unfortunate consequence of Russian meddling in Ukraine.

“This tragedy should compel the international community to strengthen its resolve to condemn and counter the violation of national sovereignty that precipitated this entire crisis.”