Tony Abbott, Australia PM, plans to 'shirtfront' Vladimir Putin at G20

October 13, 2014 7:46 AM

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Tony Abbott, Australia PM, plans to 'shirtfront' Vladimir Putin at G20

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that he would use an upcoming G20 leaders summit to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the "murder" of Australian citizens.

Allegations that the jetliner was downed by pro-Russian separatists armed with surface-to-air missiles provided by the Kremlin sparked calls in Australia to bar Putin from the meeting of world leaders in Brisbane next month.

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