Was Ukraine responsible by allowing flight MH17 to fly over a war zone?

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Jul 18, 2014 10:25 PM 0 Answers
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Regardless of who shot down flight MH17 and taking into account that (non-civil) planes had been shot down before, is Ukraine in part responsible for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone?

It is my understanding (correct me if I am wrong) that the US had forbidden all American airlines overfly that zone and the EU had recommended airlines to take alternatives routes (it seems to me that the EU can only recommend, but not force, airlines to follow a route in areas that do not belong to the EU). In fact, many airlines such as Air France and Lufthansa were avoiding overflying that area.

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