‘Self-defense forces downed MH17′

Published on Jul 18, 2014
Barack Obama claims the U.S. has firm evidence that the plane was shot down by a missile, fired from an area controlled by anti-Kiev fighters. He also accuses Russia of supporting them. Gayane Chichakyan followed the president's speech in Washington DC.


Interceptor away

A long-range ground-based interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on June 22, 2014. The interceptor destroyed an intermediate-range ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.46C3C383-3470-4A28-B079-5BD5C22A7812_w974_n_s_sPhoto credit: DOD, Missile Defense Agency


Fire away

A harpoon missile launches from a South Korean Navy patrol gunboat during a drill against an invasion by North Korean submarines near the Dokdo islands in South Korea on June 20, 2014. fire-awayPhoto credit: Yonhap, Lee Sanh-hack / AP


Missile launch

A Delta II rocket pierces the cloud cover as it heads into space with a satellite payload on board after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California.POTD-skydiver_2688706kPhoto credit: Caters


Heads up

A missile dances in the sky shortly after being launched by Free Syrian Army rebels in Kafr Nboudah, Syria, on September 23, 2013.APphoto_APTOPIX Mideast SyriaPHOTO credit: Associated Press


Pakistan launches Hatf-VII Babur cruise missile

A Hatf-VII Babur nuclear-capable cruise missile launches from a secret location in Pakistan on September 17, 2012. The Pakistani military described the Hatf-VII Babur missile as a "low-flying, terrain-hugging missile, which can strike targets both at land and sea with pin point accuracy."Photo credit: AFP / HO / INTER SERVICES PUBLIC RELATIONS


Miners versus guards in Aller, Spain

A miner fires a homemade missile from a shoulder-mounted launcher made of piping at a squad of civil guards during a clash over coal subsidy cuts in Aller, Spain, on June 8, 2012. The guards retaliated by firing rubber bullets and tear gas at the miners. Photo credit: Javier Bauluz / Periodismo Humano / Associated Press


Rainmaker fired into the heavens

A weather rocket is launched from a truck in Malantun Township, Zaozhuang City in Shandon Province, China, on March 15, 2012. The rocket seeds the sky with sodium, magnesium and calcium chloride which causes rain clouds to form. Authorities in Zaozhuang are using artificial means of inducing rain in an attempt to ease the drought conditions in the region.Photo credit: Gao Qimin / Xinhua / Zuma Press