MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash: live coverage

Last updated 14:19 19/07/2014
Reuters

Muscovites speculate on what downed the Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, as Ukrainian officials place blame squarely on Russia.

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The day after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 onboard, world leaders demanded swift action, as nations mourned the victims.  

Our live coverage from the crash aftermath has now ended. You can view the round up of what happened today, including tributes to the victims, below.

What we know so far:

- Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed near Donetsk, killing 298 people. Read the full story so far here.

- US President Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to take further action against Russia if it does not take steps to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, Reuters reports.

- The British-born Kiwi killed in the crash was Robert Ayley, of Otaki. A New Zealand woman also confirmed dead has yet to be named.

- Officials have said a surface-to-air missile brought the Boeing 777 down. The missile was likely fired from a rebel-held area near the Russian border.

- Access to the site in rebel-held lands has been difficult and dangerous.

 

 

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