Re: Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed in Ukraine Reply #25 – 2014-07-20, 07:41:22 It wasn't considered a war zone. It is now though, Ukraine is a near no-fly zone. It didn't use to be, it is the natural trajectory from Western Europe to South/Eastern Asia (like MH17), or from Northern Europe to the Arab Peninsula (and the major transport hubs at Dubai and Doha). It has significant traffic. Last flight I ordered went over Eastern Ukraine, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Burma.