Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said the UK will lead efforts towards tougher sanctions on Russia following the MH17 plane crash.
Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hammond said the "entire international community is ranged against Russia" in the wake of the crash.
He claimed the Russians were engaged in "obfuscation and obstruction" and were "doing nothing" to help facilitate the investigation into the incident.
He also said some countries who had previously been unwilling to impose sanctions may now be more open to tougher action.
"I hope that the shock of this incident will see them now more engaged, more willing to take the actions that are necessary to bring home to the Russians that when you do this kind of thing it has consequences," he said.
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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