There are two sides of each story. In the MH17 case Western media focuss on the who was responsible for the downing of MH17. Most people believe Russia was responsible by supplying a BUK TELAR and crew to the separatists. That is one side of the story.
The other side of the story is why MH17 was flying over a warzone. Why didn’t Ukraine close its airspace? Why was airspace closed up to FL320 and n0t completely? Why didn’t the Ukraine NOTAM mention the war activities like Russian NOTAMs did? Why was a mentioning of the Antonov 26 downing in the draft preliminary DSB report deleted in the final version?
There are strong indications Ukraine knew there were one or multiple BUK’s in Eastern Ukraine at July 17. The US must have known as well of these movements.
The Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin who vetoed the MH17 tribunal at the July 29 United Nations Security Council meeting speeched about MH17. In the speech Churkin he addresses Pavlo Klimkin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine . Churkin asks the question to Klimkin:
“Why were civil airplanes directed to the zone where military actions are conducted, to the zone where the Ukrainian forces fight war including the use of air force where military transport planes were flying? Why did you send civilian air planes to the war zone? ”
I have not read or seen any report of these statements in the Western media.
Part of the speech can be seen here.by