As it happened: Reaction to MH17 Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine

Key points

  • Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine are to allow investigators access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
  • The UN Security Council has demanded a "full, thorough and independent international investigation"
  • Contact was lost with the plane as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur at 14:15 GMT on Thursday
  • Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels accuse each other of shooting down the plane
  • There were 298 passengers and crew on board, 189 of them Dutch citizens
  • All times in BST (GMT +1).

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Reporting:

  • Helier Cheung 
  • Amber Dawson 
  • Tom Geoghegan 
  • Tessa Wong 
  • Emma Brant 
  • Alastair Lawson 
  • Patrick Jackson 

Last updated 18 July 2014

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