Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation told President Obama that a Malaysian airplane crashed on Ukrainian territory, the Kremlin has said.
The two leaders held a pre-planned call on the situation in Ukraine during which information became available from air traffic controllers about the crash.
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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