A Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
The Boeing 777-200ER plane, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, appeared to have broken up before impact. The burning wreckage, which included body parts and the belongings of passengers, was scattered over a wide area.
Both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.
The village is under the control of pro-Russia separatists and the area has seen severe fighting in recent days.
A Russian news report says pro-Russia rebels intend to call a three-day cease-fire to allow for recovery efforts and an investigation into the crash.
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