Putins victims are children
We’re often told that the reason the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is so dangerous is that he is a brilliant political chess master, always thinking several moves ahead. But he does not think about the lives of children and civilians. This is war crime !
Needless death and pain
There has been plenty of needless death and pain in Ukraine since the conflict started. Yet, tribal as we human beings are, the deaths of westerners, many of them children, obviously shook the west the most, as far as this particular war goes. And shaken as we were, and continue to be, we must remember that what happened to MH17 was not something Putin had planned for; the incident was horrifying in its banality.