National Riots and Plane Searching


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Planes on the hunt for Flight 370 attempt to find an answer for the disappearance of the airline, as well as the location of the plane.


Ukraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov set a deadline for Friday to mark the start of a “large-scale antiterrorist operation”. As the deadline has already passed without any military or police intervention, pro-Russian militants continue to seize government buildings throughout eastern Ukraine in protest of Crimea’s inclusion within Ukraine’s borders. These protestors continue to chant, hang Russian flags, and confront Ukrainian police officers. Ukraine’s U.N. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev claims that the “anti-terrorist operation is in process”. “It’s really very difficult to find a solution to avoid the blood. A combination of different approaches should be used,” said Sergeyev. However, for now, Slaviansk, a city in Ukraine, is without a police department as the government building has been overrun by protestors, and there has been no government or local interference with the action. The building, surrounded by pro-Russian militants with makeshift shields, has apparently been unimportant to Ukrainian authorities at the moment. Monday, April 4th, U.S. President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting about the worsening situation in Ukraine, as Russia has a direct relation to the issue.

Malaysian Airlines-

The Boeing 777-200ER took off from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, at 12:41 a.m. on Saturday, March 8th. About 4 hours later, signal was lost from the plane which was supposed to arrive around 7:00 that morning. Since then, the search, which has been described by the search coordinator as the most expensive in aviation history, continues with a new focus. On March 20th, a series of satellite images showed that plane debris may be located in the southern Indian Ocean southwest of Australia. Thurday, April 17th, search coordination officials claimed that they are confident that the underwater submarines being used to search the area can safely go deeper than they are meant to, giving them more space to search. With this new area of focus, more than two dozen ships are currently searching the area in hopes of unlocking some of the mysteries of the airline for both the public and the families of those who boarded the plane.