Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his "deepest condolences" to Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak after a passenger plane crashed in Ukraine.
In a statement, a Kremlin spokesman said: "The President of Russia asked the Prime Minister of Malaysia to convey his deepest sympathy and support to the victims’ families".
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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