The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was a horrible tragedy on a global level.
President Barack Obama spoke Friday morning about the crash, accentuating the fact that the entire world was affected.
The President confirmed that at least one US citizen - Quinn Lucas Schansman - was lost in the crash.
Obama also revealed the current belief by American intelligence that Russian-backed separatists in the Ukraine were responsible for the missile that brought down the flight.
Check out the video (above) to find out what the US is doing about the horrific act.
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American intelligence has confirmed that the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in the Ukraine was not an accident.
Though it's still unclear who fired the missile that brought the commercial jet down, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has promised a full international investigation.
Vice President Joe Biden issued some remarks as well, given the new information, before a speech to Netroots Nation. He said:
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What a sad day!
While the world has been shocked at the Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine today, which was allegedly caused by a possible surface-to-air missile, we've also been eagerly awaiting the President's remarks.
Recently, President Obama commented briefly on the tragic plane crash and America's role in the ongoing response:
"Looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. Right now we're working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority."
In addition, President Obama mentioned that the U.S. would help getting to the bottom of this:
"The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why."
Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin reportedly talked with President Obama about the report received from air traffic controllers right before their conversation about the crash.
So sad! We'll see how this unfortunate story develops.
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Was Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 shot down??
The jet crashed in an area where the Ukrainian military has been facing off with rebel forces.
Shockingly, there have been some early reports claiming that the plane was hit by a surface-to-air rocket.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has responded to these rumors, denying that his military forces had anything to do with the tragedy. He said: