Crash site in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Crash site in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

President Obama and his administration is making the case Russian-backed separatists are behind the downing of the Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern has more from the White House:

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While cautiously staying away from laying out definitive blame...President Obama does say the surface-to-air missile fired at the Boeing 777 was launched from Ukrainian territory controlled by Russian-supported separatists.

(President Obama) "Over the last several weeks, Russian-backed separatists have shot down a Ukraninan transport plane and a Ukranian helicopter."

A feat, the President says takes sophisticated training. His Ambassador to the UN going even further, telling the Security Council the U.S. has not ruled out assistance from Russian personnel.

At the White House, Jared Halpern, Fox News Radio

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LISTEN to FOX News Radio's special coverage of President Obama's statement on the situation in Ukraine:

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U.S. intelligence officials have confirmed that a surface-to-air missile was used in bringing down the Malaysian plane over Ukraine on Thursday, killing 298 people.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Golloher reports from Kiev, Ukraine:

Crews in Eastern Ukraine, including emergency workers, police officers and even off duty coal miners searched through the miles of wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner. Ukraine has had no access to the crash site because the area is controlled by insurgents -- who deny they downed the plane. Kiev wants an international investigation. Washington says a surface-to-air missile was used to bring the aircraft out of the sky.

In Kiev, Jessica Golloher, FOX News Radio.

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More details about who was on the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed Thursday.

FOX News Radio's Simon reports from Amsterdam:

Stories are emerging as the identities of the passengers are slowly revealed. It seems they came from all walks of life -- a top AIDS researcher, a pair of English soccer fans, a nun and a florist among the 298 people killed.

In Australia, one woman has lost her step-daughter, four months after her brother and her sister-in-law were lost on another Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared and still hasn't been found.

Here in the Netherlands, more than half of those on board were Dutch. There's sadness, and anger.

In Amsterdam, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.