Ukrainian Interior Ministry official Anton Gerashenko wrote on Facebook, 'Europe, USA, Canada, the civilized world, open your eyes! Help us any way you can. This is a war of good against evil.' Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Ukraine for the downed plane, while a separatist leader also pointed the finger at the Ukrainian military.
Soon after the Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over its airspace, Ukrainian officials pointed the finger right across the border — at Russian President Vladimir Putin.