Obama calls for a credible international investigation on downed Malaysian plane

ANADOLU AGENCY
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Published 18.07.2014 19:19
Updated 29.07.2014 16:24
Obama calls for a credible international investigation on downed Malaysian plane

U.S. President Barack Obama calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine in order to allow an investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner.

President Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

The president called it a global tragedy in remarks from the White House, one day after Malaysia Airline Flight 17 crashed.

He is calling for a credible international investigation.

The plane was shot down near the border between Ukraine and Russia. The incident occurred one day after Obama announced broader economic sanctions against Russia for its threatening moves in Ukraine.

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