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VIDEO: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine


A passenger plane carrying 295 people had been shot down in Ukraine on Thursday, said the Ukrainian interior minister.

Separately, Malaysia Airlines confirmed it lost contact with flight MH17 from Amsterdam about 30 miles from the Russia-Ukraine border on Thursday. The last known position was over Ukraine’s airspace.

Reuters reported that Ukraine’s prime minister has identified the shot-down plane as missing Malaysian Airlines flight and has ordered an investigation. A YouTube video purported to show footage from moments after the plane went down.

An aviation source told Reuters that a Malaysian airplane failed to enter Russian airspace when expected on Thursday and was found burning on the ground in eastern Ukraine.

President Barack Obama is asking his advisers to keep him updated on reports of a plane shot down over Ukraine. But the White House says it can’t confirm the reports.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country’s armed forces did not take action against any airborne targets. “We do not exclude that this plane was shot down, and we stress that the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not take action against any airborne targets,” he said. “We are sure that those who are guilty in this tragedy will be held responsible.”

Separatists blamed the downing of the plane on the Ukrainian government, according to Russian media.

“Apparently, it’s a passenger airliner indeed, truly shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force,” Borodai told Russia’s state-run Rossiya 24 TV broadcaster.

Kiev denied the involvement of Ukraine’s armed forces.

On his Facebook page, Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko claims that terrorists struck down the plane under Russian President Vladimir Putin’s orders.



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