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Obama Reveals Who the US Believes Shot Down MH17

Jul 18 2014 - 10:20am

"This was a global tragedy," President Barack Obama said during a press conference on Friday, referring to the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. While some details are still unclear, it's believed that a surface-to-air missile took down the jet, and 298 passengers were killed. The president revealed [1] that there was "at least" one American citizen aboard the plane, Quinn Lucas Shanzmen, and he said that "evidence indicates that the plane was shot down" by pro-Russian rebels. Obama also called for an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine, noting, "There has to be a credible, international investigation." As for American involvement, Obama said, "The United States will continue to lead efforts within the world community to de-escalate the situation." Watch the full address below for more details.

Source: Getty/Alex Wong [2]


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