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Obama, Australian PM call for plane investigation

/ 11:44 AM July 21, 2014
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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott reiterated their calls for an “unimpeded and transparent” international investigation into the downing of a passenger plane in Ukraine.

The White House said the two leaders spoke Sunday evening. They agreed Russia has a responsibility to use its influence with pro-Russian separatists who control the crash site to compel them to cooperate with international monitors and investigators.

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At least 37 Australian citizens and residents were on board when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine last week.

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