Obama calls for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine following Malaysian plane crash
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:27
U.S. President Obama calls for immediate ceasefire in order for there to be a credible international investigation into the Malaysian plane crash. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama says the Malaysian plane was shot down by a missile from an area that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine.
He is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine so that a credible international investigation can take place.
World leaders called for a rapid investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine and justice for nearly 300 deaths that could mark a pivotal moment in deteriorating relations between Russia and the West.
There were no survivors from Thursday's crash, the deadliest such attack on a commercial airliner, which scattered bodies across miles of rebel-held territory near the border with Russia. Flight MH17 was heading for Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.
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