Obama: Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine 'terrible tragedy'

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP
WILMINGTON, United States
Published 17.07.2014 21:32
Updated 18.07.2014 14:59
Obama: Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine 'terrible tragedy'

President Barack Obama Thursday said the crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine was a "terrible tragedy" and said US officials were trying to establish if any Americans were on board.

"The world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia/Ukraine border. And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy," Obama said, before going ahead with a previously scheduled event in Wilmington, Delaware.

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