Vladimir Putin is "thuggish, dishonest and wreckless", a top British envoy has told American television.
Sir Peter Westmactott, UK ambassador to the United States told US network MSNBC the Russian President's move to "steal" Crimea was beginning to "look like the wrong call" in light of the MH17 air disaster and anticipated EU sanctions.
He added that Russia had met none of the conditions required to avoid further sanctions and had in fact shown more cross-border interference in Ukraine since the airliner came down.
"The usual KGB playbook - a pack of lies - doesn't convince anybody," he added.
The mother of the three Australian children killed on flight MH17 told a memorial service her "arms would always be reaching for them."
A woman has apparently posted pictures of herself on social media with mascara looted from the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site.
A large section of plane wreckage and everyday carry-on items like chocolates remain scattered among the wild flowers at the crash site.