This Article is From Jul 17, 2014

Malaysian Airlines MH17 Shot Down: 'Terrorist Act', Says Ukrainian President

Malaysian Airlines MH17 Shot Down: 'Terrorist Act', Says Ukrainian President
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people on board is reported to have been shot down in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday evening. Ukrainian officials said local residents had found wreckage. A Reuters reporter said dozens of bodies were scattered around the smouldering wreckage of a passenger jet that had crashed in eastern Ukraine. An emergency services rescue worker said at least 100 bodies had so far been found at the scene, near the village of Grabovo, and that debris from the wreckage was scattered across an area up to about 15 km in diameter.
  • Bringing down of Malaysian passenger plane was a terrorist act.
    Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian President
  • I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are launching an immediate investigation.
    Najib Tun Razak, Malaysia Prime Minister
  • Returning from Brussels to Netherlands to deal with crash in Ukraine of aircraft originating in Amsterdam.
    Mark Rutte, Netherlands Prime Minister
  • Apparently, it's a passenger airliner indeed, truly shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force.
    Aleksander Borodai, Ukraine Separatist leader
  • The plane was flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.
    Anton Gerashenko, Adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister