Ukraine

Ukraine Officials Tap 'Terrorists' For Downed Plane

*Cough* *cough* Russian-backed separatists *cough* *cough*

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A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed—and was possibly shot down—in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

The plane had 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board, read a Facebook post from Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry.

The Boeing 777 was "shot down" over Ukraine by "terrorists" operating a Buk surface-to-air missile system, the post said.