September 9th, 2014
03:00 PM ET

Web Exclusive: How difficult is it to fire Russia's missiles?

Dutch aviation investigators released their preliminary report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. They found "high-energy objects" struck the plane from outside. The report supports the theory that a warhead struck MH17, but it stops short of pointing the finger at who may have fired it.

The U.S. and Ukraine have accused pro-Russian separatists. Russia's BUK missile system is widely blamed as the weapon that brought down the flight.

There are no BUK systems in the U.S., but but Gary Tuchman visited the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for an up close look at its Soviet predecessor the SA-2.

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August 29th, 2014
12:03 AM ET

How will the world respond to Russia's reported invasion of Ukraine?

Thousands of Russian troops reportedly crossed into Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists. A Ukrainian Army officer is calling the move a "full-scale invasion." President Obama addressed it today blaming Russia for the violence in eastern Ukraine, but stopped short of using the word "invasion." Now many are asking, how will the world respond? Anderson discussed this with Diana Magnay.

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Filed under: Diana Magnay • Russia • Ukraine
August 5th, 2014
11:07 PM ET

CNN reporter ducks for cover while reporting on the fighting in Ukraine

Just weeks after the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Russia appears to be preparing for a major offensive in Ukraine. After a recent build-up of troops, there are now some 20,000 Russian forces gathered along the Ukrainian border. At the same time, Ukrainian forces are on the move and hoping to regain control of a key city. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh was forced to take cover from the fighting as he filed this report for AC360.

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July 30th, 2014
11:19 PM ET

Mapping the wreckage from the MH17 crash

Investigators in Ukraine tried and failed again today to reach the scene of the Flight 17 crash. Though they haven't set foot on the site, analysts are gleaning information by looking at the location of the wreckage and photos of the debris. The Wall Street Journal catalogued and mapped the crash site. Anderson and CNN safety analyst David Soucie looked at what the debris field tells us.

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Filed under: David Soucie • MH17 • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
July 25th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

What is Putin up to? The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine weighs in

Hopes of a deescalation in fighting after the Flight 17 tragedy are fading. There are new signs that the Kremlin is sending more weapons to the separatists inside Ukraine, while Russian forces are firing from across the border. Anderson spoke with the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt who says Putin could end this crisis with one phone call.

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
July 24th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

Pro-Russian separatists detain freelance journalist working for CNN

A Ukrainian journalist working for CNN is being detained by pro-Russian separatists. Anton Skiba was outside of his hotel in a separatist controlled area of Donetsk when the armed militants grabbed him. For the last two days, CNN has been working behind the scenes to secure his release. Ivan Watson has the latest.

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Ukraine
July 24th, 2014
10:04 PM ET

MH17: Identifying the victims

Today, a new procession of coffins arrived in the Netherlands. The tough work of identifying the remains and returning them to their loved ones is just beginning. Anderson discussed the challenges with Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek who is also the author of 'Working Stiff.'

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Filed under: MH17 • Russia • Sanjay Gupta • Ukraine
July 23rd, 2014
10:39 PM ET

MH17: The loved ones left behind

The 298 people who died on Flight 17 left behind heartbroken parents, siblings, children, and grandparents. Anderson Cooper looks at how the Flight 17 families are remembering their loved ones.

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July 23rd, 2014
10:20 PM ET

MH17: Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the forensic investigation

Forty coffins bearing the remains of Flight 17 passengers arrived in the Netherlands today. Now the grim job of identifying the victims begins. Anderson Cooper discussed the next steps with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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July 23rd, 2014
10:07 PM ET

MH17: Streets lined with mourners as coffins arrive in the Netherlands

Today the first coffins bearing some of the remains of the 298 people aboard Flight 17 arrived in the Netherlands. Holland's King and Queen joined the families greeting them. Mourners lined the 60-mile route that the   procession followed. Today's events in the Netherlands stood in stark contrast to the war zone where the plane was shot down. Anderson looks back at a day of mourning and grace.

Filed under: Holland • MH17 • Russia • Ukraine
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