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Airlines Reroute Planes to Avoid Eastern Ukraine

Image: Flights appear to avoid flying over Ukraine on July 22, 2014
Flights appear to avoid flying over Ukraine on July 22 on flight-tracking website flightradar24.com. Flightradar24 shows live air traffic from around the world. flightradar24.com

Airlines and passengers are growing more anxious about safety since last week, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Airlines have rerouted planes to avoid the area over eastern Ukraine where pro-Soviet separatists are battling the Ukrainian army.