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Obama blames Russia for chaos at crash site

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday sternly denounced Russia and the separatists it supports in Ukraine for blocking access to the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down last week, declaring that “time is of the essence” to recover bodies and evidence.

Four days after the passenger jet was shot down by what US officials have called a Russian-made and supplied antiaircraft missile, Obama tried to raise the pressure on the Kremlin.

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