298 Deaths Won't End Ukraine's Conflict

The countries most affected by the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 lack the clout to impose punishment on Russia.
Pro-Russia rebels guard a road leading to the wreckage of Flight MH17 in Ukraine.

If the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 fails to result in much tougher sanctions against Russia, there's a potentially unpleasant explanation: The most powerful Western countries didn't have enough of their own citizens on board.

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