Canberra’s Ukrainian community hosted a memorial service for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Saturday afternoon. It was attended by the staff of many embassies and consulates including the USA, Netherlands, Malaysia, Ukraine, Romania, New Zealand, Canada and Georgia, and by Federal and State politicians and the Australian Capital Territory’s Chief Minister. The Prime Minister, Tony Abbott was a no-show, as was anyone to represent him. No doubt he wants to distance himself from everything so he can continue playing boyfriends with Adolf Putin.
298 candles. One for each person who died.
Everything flew at half-mast today, out of respect for the people shot down by Russia two days ago. A Canberra woman was amongst those killed.
We took flowers to the embassies today, and left something at the Russian embassy. Not that they’re going to pay attention when there’s so much propaganda to believe instead.