The Scotsman cartoon: Putin’s MH17 responsibility

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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DAVID Cameron told Vladimir Putin he must ensure access to the MH17 crash site so victims of the disaster can hold proper funerals for their loved ones.

The Prime Minister spoke to the Russian president for the first time since MH17 was brought down, apparently by pro-Moscow rebels, in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

Ukrainian officials and monitors have claimed separatists forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then had them loaded on to refrigerated train carriages bound for a rebel-held city.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond accused Russia of “obfuscation and obstruction” and said Mr Putin could “snap his fingers” and allow a proper investigation to take place at the crash site, but that had not been done.


Cameron urges Putin to ensure release of bodies