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Downing of MH17 'may amount to a war crime'

28 July 2014, 20:45

Kiev - The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said on Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1 100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas.

"This violation of international law, given the prevailing circumstances, may amount to a war crime," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said of the downing of MH17, as UN figures showed at least 1 129 people have been killed in fighting since April.



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