Former KGB chief President Putin has so far only expressed sympathy at the loss of lives, but is reported to have put the blame squarely on the government of Ukraine even as pressure mounts on him to do and say more than he is willing to give away. Indeed Putin's role in the Ukraine crisis could be likened to that of Charles Taylor and the killers and human rights abusers in Sierra Leone during our troubles. While Taylor pretended to be the statesman who could broker peace with the rebels, it was not lost on many that in reality, it was he who was giving the order to the rebels and as pressure mounts, it would not be that surprising to hear quite soon that Russia has taken a direct role in ensuring that the crime scene is preserved - after covering up any links to Russia. A well-nigh impossible task given the technology now available in forensic investigations.