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More details on Malaysia flight 17
Ukraine Officials sifted through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and learned more about the 298 passengers on the flight.
Men, women, children, infants who had nothing to do with the crisis in Ukraine, President Obama said.
At least one American was on board, Quinn Lucas Schansman, who was a U.S. and Dutch citizen.
As many as 108 AIDS activists, researchers and health workers were also on board, heading for a major conference in Melbourne, Australia. Among them was Glenn Thomas from the World Health Organization.
U.S. officials said Friday that it was a single missile from a Russian made anti-aircraft system that hit the jet. Officials said the missile was fired from an area of Ukraine controlled by Russian separatists.
Key questions about who shot the plane down and why still remain.
We are going to make sure that the truth comes out, President Obama said. A group of separatists cant shoot down military planes, or they claim, shoot down fighter jets without sophisticated equipment and sophisticated training, and that is coming from Russia.
President Obama called for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine so that a credible international investigation could take place.
Experts said that they key now is to keep the crash scene as intact as possible so that evidence is not contaminated or compromised.