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.
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.Photo credit: DOD, Missile Defense Agency
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. Photo credit: Yonhap, Lee Sanh-hack / AP
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
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
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