Local reaction to Malaysian flight 17 crash

Yesterday President Obama delivered a statement calling the death of the nearly 300 passengers an “outrage of unspeakable proportions.”

He also said that evidence indicates the plane was shot down by a missile fired from an area of Ukraine that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

We spoke with a local political analyst to see how this may further raise tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

“Now we’re seeing a different Russia acting out on the world’s stage and I think the world is trying to decide what it’s going to do about that. If you look at the U.S. under the Obama Administration we’re really pulled back and not been leaders in foreign policy,” says Political Analyst Eric Shoars.

In his address President Obama said that the U.S. is ready to provide assistance in the investigation if needed.

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